Police: Student killed by fellow pupil at German school

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Posted: Jan 23, 2018 6:12 AM
Police: Student killed by fellow pupil at German school

BERLIN (AP) — A 15-year-old student has been arrested on suspicion of killing a fellow pupil at a school in western Germany, police said Tuesday.

Dortmund police said paramedics were called in the morning to the school in the nearby town of Luenen but were unable to resuscitate the 14-year-old German victim.

The suspect, who has German and Kazakh citizenship, was arrested shortly after the incident. Police said their investigations into the circumstances of the killing are ongoing but said rumors on social media that the attack was directed at a person who wasn't the victim couldn't be confirmed.

Neither boy was identified.

Relatives of the victim, students and teachers at the school were getting psychological counseling, police said.