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by Dave Gradijan

Several Students Wounded in German School Shooting

Nov 20, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

An unidentified man opened fire after storming a school in Emsdetten, Germany on Monday, wounding a teacher, a janitor and number of students before apparently killing himself, Reuters reports.

According to the article, the man was a former student of the Scholl secondary school and started firing when he entered approximately at 9:30 a.m. A spokesman from the nearby city of Muenster said that everyone appeared to be lightly wounded.

As commandos surrounded the school, it appears the man killed himself, Reuters reports. He also had explosives attached to his body and experts worked to diffuse them. The entire school was evacuated.

The article states that a hotline was being set up to offer psychological counseling for Scholl students and their families. Local police and prosecutors plan to hold a news conference later in the day.

Compiled by Paul Kerstein,

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