Boy, 8, stabbed and killed at school

1st December 2006, Comments 0 comments

1 December 2006 (first update)

1 December 2006 (first update)

AMSTERDAM — An eight-year-old child was stabbed and killed at a primary school in Hoogerheide in the province of Brabant on Friday morning.

The culprit stabbed the boy four times in the neck and police later arrested a 22-year-old suspect.

The attack took place at the primary school Klim-Op on the Matthias Wolffstraat in Hoogerheide.

The boy, identified as Jesse Dingemans, was in Group 4 and was found in a classroom with serious injuries at about 11.25am.

Police were alarmed and witnesses said they saw the culprit — dressed in a hood and long coat — walk away towards the nearby town hall.

The suspect was arrested at about 2pm, police said at a press conference.

Initial reports had speculated that the killer was the victim's father, but police said there was no family relationship between the victim and the suspect.

The school director said at the press conference that other pupils did not see the victim.

Reports have suggested the boy was the son of a Rabobank bank director, but that has not yet been confirmed.

The school has been sealed off and a crisis centre established at the town hall of the Woensdrecht municipality, which incorporates Hoogerheide.

The school was evacuated and pupils given counseling by social workers.

Education Minister Maria van der Hoeven reacted with shock, saying it was "terrible" what had happened.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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