BERLIN — Teachers and students plan to hold a minute’s silence for a 14-year-old boy who was killed at a school in western Germany by a former pupil.

Reinhold Bauhus, principal of the Kaethe-Kollwitz secondary school in Luenen, said Wednesday that “the whole school has been deeply affected, we are trying to cope with this crisis.”

Police in the nearby city of Dortmund said the 15-year-old suspect was in the school Tuesday with his mother to meet a social worker when he encountered the victim.

The suspect, who has German and Kazakh citizenship, told police he felt provoked by the fact that the victim had looked at his mother. The older boy then stabbed the victim in the neck with a knife.

The suspect will appear before a judge Wednesday.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.