After the alleged drug death of a 13-year-old from Altentreptow in eastern Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the criminal police in Neubrandenburg are investigating at full speed. She does not rule out that other suspects are identified.
Yesterday, the district court of Neubrandenburg had already issued an arrest warrant against a 37-year-old. According to a court spokesman, the German is said to have given narcotics to minors in two cases. According to the police, the charge is "recklessly causing the death of another by dispensing narcotics".
Connections between crimes still unclear
According to their own statements, the police arrested four suspects on Monday evening – in addition to the 37-year-old, a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds. Although the three young people were released yesterday, the investigators assume, based on the current state of knowledge, that they too are connected to the death of the 13-year-old and the poor health of a 14- and a 15-year-old.
The police also do not rule out that more people could be involved. "The exact connection between the crimes and the investigation of other suspects are the subject of ongoing investigations," said a police spokeswoman.
Condition of 14-year-old stable after ecstasy use
The condition of a 14-year-old from the region has stabilized in the hospital. "She is still in intensive care. The doctors currently assess her condition as stable," said a police spokeswoman for the German Press Agency in the morning. "That can change at any time."
It is considered certain that the 14-year-old, who is being treated in a hospital in Neubrandenburg, took the particularly strong ecstasy pill "Blue Punisher". "We have witness statements." She was found lying on a sidewalk in Neubrandenburg on Monday. A 15-year-old from the Altentreptow area north of Neubrandenburg, who, according to police findings, took the same drug, is still in the intensive care unit. According to earlier police reports, she was on the mend.
School psychologists on duty
The shock among the classmates of the deceased 13-year-old is deep. The school psychologists from the mobile team of the Neubrandenburg State Education Authority are still in Altentreptow (Mecklenburg Lake District district) to "capture the concerns of the children, but also of the teachers," announced the responsible school inspector Kirsten Reen.
As was the case yesterday, the teachers would continue to make the lessons flexible in order to respond to the needs of the students, said Reen. "For some it was a stop that the lessons continued normally, for others a space to talk was offered." At a place of mourning in the school, students could have attached notes and cards. "Flowers were laid, candles were set up, cuddly toys were put down, entirely voluntarily, just as every student likes."