The sixteen-year-old boy who would have fired shots at a school in Roermond on Friday is suspected of attempting manslaughter, or an attempt to inflict heavy physical injuries.
It does not stop there. The Public Prosecution Service (OM) suspects the boy from Koningsbosch from the threat of multiple persons and possession of weapons, a spokesman reports.
Pre-trial period extended
The court judge of the court in Roermond on Monday extended the boy's pre-trial with fourteen days, the court announced Limburg. The boy is stuck in a judicial youth institution. True, is not disclosed.
The pupil of the school for special education, the Knowledge and Expertise Center (KEC) the Donderberg in Roermond, armed with a light firearm, a gas alarm pistol, two knives and an ax at school on Friday morning. There, according to the school, he shot three times in the air. Teachers talked to him after which he went outside. There he was overpowered by the police. Nobody was injured. There is no clarity about the motive yet.
According to some parents, a longer-term conflict with a fellow student would have to do with the shooting. The school denied Saturday that the boy's action was motivated by earlier bullying. But the police also suspect that there was a quarrel between the suspect and a fellow student, she announced Friday. "The police are investigating whether this is indeed the case," she explained.
Attorney Gitte Stevens of the suspect said on Monday that he wanted to give no explanation about the suspicion by the Public Prosecution Service and the decision of the Examining Judge. On Sunday she said she was "right to be cautious in criminal cases involving children".