At the school of the killed 12-year-old Luise in Freudenberg near Siegen (North Rhine-Westphalia), students and teachers still take a lot of time for conversations. Normal classes are not yet taking place again, said Christoph Söbbeler, spokesman for the responsible Arnsberg district government. "At the moment the school is the place where exchange and mourning are possible for the pupils." After it became known that Luise was probably stabbed by two 12- and 13-year-old girls from her circle of acquaintances, the need for discussion was great again, said Söbbeler.
The children and young people spend the entire school day with their class teachers. "It gives support to be in a familiar environment with familiar people - especially now that other certainties have collapsed," said Söbbeler. Psychologists and experts from the district government are still at the school - also to support the teachers. Teachers would get suggestions on how to start a good conversation with their classes and how to react to the students' emotions. He did not give any further details. "It is important for everyone that the school is now a safe space."
The school is given a great deal of freedom when it comes to when the classes will return to normal classes. "There is no compulsion to return to the timetable corset." Each class can first decide for itself whether normal lessons are helpful again or not.
Twelve-year-old Luise had been missing since Saturday and was found dead on Sunday near a cycle path in Rhineland-Palatinate, right on the state border with North Rhine-Westphalia. Numerous knife wounds were found during the autopsy. The girl had bled to death, according to investigators. The 12- and 13-year-old girls confessed to the crime.