School in NRW: Teenagers beat up 17

Three teenagers targeted a 17-year-old in a classroom in Goch in North Rhine-Westphalia. Even as he lay on the ground, they continued to beat him with batons.

Three teenagers attacked and injured a 17-year-old during a class in Goch. The perpetrators had come on Wednesday evening at 18 clock in the classroom in a school building and specifically targeted the young, police said. They would have suddenly struck with batons on the 17-year-olds. Even when he tried to flee and fell to the ground, the group did not let go of him.

According to first reports, one of the perpetrators was also targeted with a kind of firearm at the 17-year-olds, it was said by the police. Whether it was shot, according to a spokesman, was unclear. In any case, there were no corresponding injuries.

The group then fled on foot. A teenager, who had been in the hallway outside the classroom during the incident, joined the three fugitives, police said. The injured 17-year-old was hospitalized. After an outpatient treatment, he was able to leave it by now.

At the training event in the district of Kleve in North Rhine-Westphalia, eleven young people between the ages of 17 and 22 as well as a 69-year-old lecturer had participated according to the police. They were all cared for by the police victim protection. The search for the perpetrators and the investigation of the backgrounds continued.