Teen held in German teacher’s death had ‘problems at school’

Jan 10, 2023, 12:39 PM | Updated: Jan 11, 2023, 2:45 am

BERLIN (AP) — A 17-year-old suspected of killing one of his teachers at a vocational school in Germany is said to have had “problems at school” and been suspended for the day hours before the stabbing took place, authorities said Wednesday.

Officials say the boy apparently sought out the teacher when she was alone in a classroom at the school in Ibbenbueren, in northwestern Germany, on Tuesday afternoon and fatally wounded the 55-year-old with a knife. He then called the police emergency number and was arrested.

Witnesses pointed to long-running problems and said that “recurring conflicts with teachers” led to the school principal giving the student a one-day suspension on Tuesday morning, police and prosecutors said in a statement.

The teenager hasn’t yet given any information on what happened and the motive remains unclear, authorities said.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Juanita Beach Kirkland...

Kathy McCormack and Nick Perry, The Associated Press

‘Tis the season for swimming and bacteria alerts in lakes, rivers

With summer about to start, many people flocking to their favorite swimming holes may also want to read up on bacteria warnings.

14 hours ago

Image: Members of the Makah Indian tribe paddle away from the rising sun as they head from Neah Bay...

Associated Press

Washington’s Makah Tribe clears major hurdle toward resuming traditional whale hunts

The U.S. granted the Makah Indian Tribe a long-sought waiver that helps clear the way for its first sanctioned whale hunts since 1999.

2 days ago

jerry west...

Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the NBA logo, dies at 86

Jerry West, a three-time Basketball Hall of Fame inductee whose silhouette is considered to be the basis of the NBA logo, died Wednesday morning.

3 days ago

Photo: Construction vehicles are parked outside of the Station U & O building on Tuesday, June 11, ...

Haleluya Hadero, The Associated Press

Amazon adds $1.4B to affordable housing fund for regions where it has corporate offices

Amazon is adding $1.4B to a fund for building more affordable housing in regions where the company has major corporate offices.

4 days ago

hunter biden...

Randall Chase and the Associated Press

Hunter Biden convicted of all 3 felony charges in federal gun trial

Hunter Biden has been convicted of all three felony charges related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018, but no sentencing date was set.

4 days ago

Photo: A Bremerton man who made 20 "swatting" calls around the U.S. and in Canada, prompting real e...

Associated Press

Bremerton man sentenced for 20 ‘swatting’ calls of false threats in US, Canada

A Bremerton man who made 20 "swatting" calls around the U.S. and in Canada, prompting real emergency responses, has been sentenced.

5 days ago

Teen held in German teacher’s death had ‘problems at school’