Tuesday, November 21, 2006
... from my hometown
Masked gunman storms school, then kills himself
A masked man stormed a secondary school in Emsdetten, near the Dutch border, yesterday wearing explosives and wielding rifles. He injured at least 11 people before killing himself. Police said the man was an 18-year-old former pupil of the school. "He was a loner who was severely unhappy with his life," state prosecutor Wolfgang Schweer said. German television quoted from a suicide note, reportedly published on one of the attacker's two websites, in which he said: "This revenge will be carried out so brutally and ruthlessly that it will chill you to the bone."
Jess Smee in Berlin