NFollowing the fatal shooting at a school in Offenburg in November, the state prosecutor's office charged the 15-year-old alleged perpetrator with murder. The suspect allegedly shot a classmate of the same age, the prosecutor's office in Offenburg said on Friday.
The State Prosecutor's Office accuses the teenager of murder and attempted murder, among other things. According to the investigation, last November 9, a 15-year-old boy shot a classmate of the same age with a pistol at his school in Offenburg. The victim died a short time later at the hospital. The gun used in the crime came from the household of the suspect's parents. The teenager also allegedly tried to light an incendiary device in a classroom and then in the school stairwell, but was unsuccessful. The 15-year-old has been in custody since the crime in November.
The state prosecutor sees insidiousness inherent in the murder. Authorities say the student who was killed was unaware of the attack. According to the State Prosecutor's Office, the Offenburg District Court must now decide whether to initiate the main proceedings against the 15-year-old. If the main hearing is scheduled, the case would be heard in the youth center and in a closed courtroom, according to the prosecutor's office. If convicted, the 15-year-old could face six months to ten years of juvenile detention, according to the prosecutor's office.
In recent weeks, there have been repeated acts of violence in schools in Baden-Württemberg. At the end of January, St. A fatal knife attack on a student in Leon-Rot. An 18-year-old student of the same high school is suspected of killing a victim of the same age with a knife. After a few hours, he was arrested in Lower Saxony.
Two young men reportedly injured two 17-year-olds with knife wounds at a school in Pforzheim on Tuesday. Two students were taken to hospital after the incident on Tuesday afternoon, police and prosecutors said. The 18- and 19-year-old suspects were apprehended after a brief escape.