Woman and child seriously injured
Bin a bloody attack at an elementary school in esslingen a woman and a little girl were injured. According to dpa information, the alleged perpetrator attacked the supervisor and the seven-year-old child with a knife on Friday morning at the beginning of the holiday care and then fled. Even several hours after the act of violence, there was no trace of the unknown, as a police spokesman said. Several suspects were checked. A police helicopter is also in action.
“The woman and the girl are seriously injured and in a clinic,” said the police spokesman. According to the city, both are currently not in mortal danger. According to the police spokesman, a motive for the crime was initially unknown. It is also unclear what relationship the woman and the child and the perpetrator have to one another.
Children are currently being cared for at school during the Baden-Württemberg Pentecost holidays. However, it is not yet known whether the two victims were attacked in or at the school in the morning and whether they belonged to holiday care, said the police spokesman. After the crime, the school was cordoned off and police officers searched the building.
The scene of the crime, the Katharinenschule, is an all-day school on the edge of Esslingen’s old town. Built in 1904 as a girls’ elementary school and converted into a military hospital during the Second World War, it has been used as a school again since 1950. During school time, a total of 280 boys and girls are cared for in the three classes of the four grades.