Erfurt massacre

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Gutenberg Gymnasium
A memorial to the victims of the Erfurt massacre

The Erfurt massacre was a mass shooting that happened at the Gutenberg Gymnasium in Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany, on 26 April 2002.[1]

A boy that had been expelled from the school 2 months earlier, 19-year-old Robert Steinhäuser, was the person who did all the shooting. In anger, he came into the gymnasium, and shot dead 12 teachers, a secretary, two students, and a police officer. After a teacher caught him and put him in an empty room, Steinhäuser shot himself dead. In total, 17 people were killed.[2]

According to students, he ignored them and aimed only for the teachers and administrators, although two students were unintentionally killed by shots fired through a locked door.[source?]

References[change | change source]

  1. "How a school shooting 15 years ago changed Germany". The Local Germany. 2017-04-26. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  2. "Killer's secret behind revenge attack". the Guardian. 2002-04-29. Retrieved 2021-07-13.