A teacher has been stabbed to death at a vocational school in Germany.
Police commandos were called to the training college in Ludwigshafen in south-west Germany where a 23-year-old former pupil was arrested.
The assailant was armed with a knife and what’s believed to have been a starting pistol.
Student Markus Rosinus said: “In the beginning I thought it was kind of funny because I didn’t think it was real. Now I am pretty shocked because I never would have thought that something like this could happen at our school.”
One shocked female pupil said she was worried about going back: “It’s terrible. You see these school attacks on television and somehow you think, ‘it could never happen here.’ I don’t know about returning here.”
Police say several teachers were attacked although there are no reports of any other injuries.
Security has been tightened at schools across the country since 17-year-old Tim Kretschmer went on the rampage at his former school, the Albertville Realschule in Winnenden near Stuttgart last year, and killed 15 people before turning a gun on himself.