German teens questioned over attack threat

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28 November 2006, Karlsruhe, Germany (dpa) - German police were questioning a 16- year-old boy Monday about a threat on the internet to "attack" seven of his teachers during the day and "get back for everything they've done to me." Two fellow students at the school in the town of Herxheim bei Landau, on the French border, called on police Sunday after noticing the announcement. The youth claimed to police that a classmate had put the threat on the internet. The computers of both were seized Sunday evening.

28 November 2006

Karlsruhe, Germany (dpa) - German police were questioning a 16- year-old boy Monday about a threat on the internet to "attack" seven of his teachers during the day and "get back for everything they've done to me."

Two fellow students at the school in the town of Herxheim bei Landau, on the French border, called on police Sunday after noticing the announcement. The youth claimed to police that a classmate had put the threat on the internet.

The computers of both were seized Sunday evening.

On November 20, an 18-year-old youth conducted a shooting spree at his former school at Emsdetten, on Germany's Dutch border, wounding five people before shooting himself dead.

Teachers in Herxheim were warned. Both youths were taken from the school by police Monday to answer questions about the incident.

Prosecutors said the remarks on the internet had appeared on a website controlled by the first youth, but he had claimed that the other youth knew the security password for the website and had posted the remarks there without telling him. The second denied this.

Police said they expected the seized computers to show who was telling the truth.

DPA

Subject: German news

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