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German Police Stop School Massacre

German police took an 18-year-old under arrest for suspect in school massacre plot. His alleged accomplice, suspect, aged 17, committed suicide after his questioning. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7101689.stm

A school in the western city of Cologne is believed to have been the target of the massacre. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7101689.stm

Suspects were spotted by classmates when they were studying pictures of the Columbine school massacre in the US in 1999. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7101689.stm


The two teenagers had planned to attack Cologne's Georg-Buechner high school on Tuesday, police said.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7101689.stm

According to a police spokeswoman, Investigators believe the two planned to use pipe bombs, which they skilled how to make in advance.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/police-thwart-school-massacre-plot/2007/11/19/1195321648192.html

"They wanted to hurt and kill people, and then take their own lives," Norbert Wagner, the chief investigator in the Cologne case, told reporters.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7101689.stm


The 17-year-old was questioned on Friday. He was then allowed to go home, but on his way home threw himself under tram and died from injuries, police said. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7101689.stm


Mr. Wagner said the second suspect confessed to the plot.

The names of the two suspects have not been released. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7101689.stm

Just five years ago in April 2002, 19-year-old Robert Steinhauser shot dead 16 people before killing himself at a school in Erfurt, eastern Germany. http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/police-thwart-school-massacre-plot/2007/11/19/1195321648192.html