Deadly Stabbing in German School: Attacker Says Victim Had Looked At His Mother “Provocatively”

An original translation of a press release by Dortmund Police.

Dortmund (ots) – Joint Press Release of Dortmund Prosecution and Dortmund Police

As announced in press releases no. 0141, 0142 and 0144, Dortmund police formed a Kap commission to investigate after a homicide in a school at Dammwiese in Lünen.

According to the current state of investigations, the accused and his mother had an appointment with the school’s community worker. According to the community worker, the 15-year-old has got a police record for violence, and was deemed aggressive and unfit for school, and had, for these reasons, temporarily attended a different school. But this measure failed, which was why he now was to attend Käthe Kollwitz school again.

While they were waiting for their appointment, the later victim met upon the attacker. According to the suspect, the victim looked at his mother repeatedly in a provocative manner. This angered the 15-year-old so much that he stabbed a knife into his schoolmate’s neck.

Before the deed, there were already confrontations between the later victim and the suspect. Investigations will have to probe whether this was the ultimate motive.

The postmortem confirmed that the violence was cause of the death. The weapon was seized at the scene of the crime.

The police records on the accused are meagre and do not show earlier relations with the victim.

The victim’s family is being taken care of by Dortmund police’s office for the protection of victims.

The 15-year-old will appear before the committing magistrate tomorrow.

Translator’s note:
According to Dortmund police, the victim is a 14-year-old German boy from Lünen, the perpetrator is a 15-year-old boy, born in Germany, but with Kazhak and German nationality.

Kätze Kollwitz School in Lünen