Wuppertal: Several students injured in a suspected knife attack at a high school - the suspect himself is probably a student

According to North Rhine-Westphalia's Interior Minister Herbert Reul, the attack on several students at a Wuppertal high school was allegedly carried out with a knife.

Wuppertal: Several students injured in a suspected knife attack at a high school - the suspect himself is probably a student

According to North Rhine-Westphalia's Interior Minister Herbert Reul, the attack on several students at a Wuppertal high school was allegedly carried out with a knife. The CDU politician announced this on Thursday in the Interior Committee of the Düsseldorf state parliament. The suspected perpetrator is a 17-year-old student. He is said to have injured two students and himself. Police said a total of four students were injured by a suspected attacker. The suspect was temporarily arrested and was in custody. Nothing is yet known about his motive. It is currently assumed that the perpetrator was an individual. The police and fire brigade are on site with strong forces.

As the police announced, it was the Wilhelm-Dörpfeld-Gymnasium in the Elberfeld district. The operation began at 9:52 a.m. A contact point has been set up for parents. Police said there was no shooting during the incident. There is still no further information about the perpetrator. According to the “Bild-Zeitung”, a knife was used.

According to media reports, students had barricaded themselves in the classrooms. A special operations command (SEK) is on site.

According to a DPA reporter, the police led students out of the school building in groups. The site was cordoned off in the morning and a police helicopter was circling in the air. Among the numerous emergency services there were also officers with submachine guns. According to the DPA reporter's observation, pastors were also on site.

The school was searched after the crime, said the police spokesman. The evacuation was therefore orderly. “The students are safe and are being looked after,” the officials wrote on the X platform (formerly Twitter). The police initially did not provide any further information about the crime or the background to it.

Note: This article is continually updated.

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