Century of Massacres: Remembering Bremen, the First-Ever School Shooting

Century of Massacres: Remembering Bremen, the First-Ever School Shooting

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2013

One hundred years ago, a gunman entered a school in Bremen, Germany, and killed five girls in the first-ever mass school shooting. The similarities with the dozens of horrifying attacks that have come since are haunting. By René Schlott more... Comment ]

Nach Anschlagsdrohung: Schulen in Leiden wieder geöffnet

Nach Anschlagsdrohung: Schulen in Leiden wieder geöffnet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 23, 2013

Nach der anonymen Androhung eines "Schoolshootings" wurden rund 20 höhere Schulen in der niederländischen Stadt Leiden geschlossen - nun sind sie wieder geöffnet. Wer hinter der Drohung steckt, ist unklar. Die Polizei musste einen Verdächtigen wieder laufen lassen. mehr...

Anschlagsdrohung in Leiden: Niederländische Stadt schließt rund 20 Schulen

Anschlagsdrohung in Leiden: Niederländische Stadt schließt rund 20 Schulen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 22, 2013

Die Verwaltung der niederländischen Stadt Leiden reagiert konsequent auf eine Morddrohung. Sie schloss alle höheren Schulen im Stadtgebiet, rund 20 Institute sind betroffen. Ein Unbekannter hatte zuvor im Internet angekündigt, Lehrer und Schüler töten zu wollen. mehr...

One Nation Under Guns: Pressure Mounts against Weapons Lobby after Newtown

One Nation Under Guns: Pressure Mounts against Weapons Lobby after Newtown

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 19, 2012

The Newtown massacre has created a moral crisis in the United States. The emotional debate that erupted in the aftermath has put the country's weapons lobby groups under pressure. Despite the passionate rhetoric, massive barriers stand in the way of true reform in the gun-obsessed culture. By Marc Pitzke in New York more...

America in a State of Shock: Can Latest Massacre Lead to Change?

America in a State of Shock: Can Latest Massacre Lead to Change?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2012

Twenty-seven people died in the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Most of the victims were young children. For years the weapons lobby in America has prevented the passage of effective gun control legislation. Will Friday's tragic killings lead to a sea change? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

America's Weapons Craze: A Fatally Counterproductive National Identity

America's Weapons Craze: A Fatally Counterproductive National Identity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2012

America is grieving, praying and discussing stronger gun laws after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. But the latest horrifying massacre is unlikely to change anything. Gun ownership is an important, if misguided, element of the country's national identity. A Commentary by Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]

'Young Lives Full of Hope Destroyed': European Leaders 'Deeply Saddened' By Newtown Killings

'Young Lives Full of Hope Destroyed': European Leaders 'Deeply Saddened' By Newtown Killings

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 15, 2012

Friday's tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, has elicited messages of condolence from across Europe. From London to Berlin, European leaders have expressed their tremendous sadness over the killing of 27 people, including 20 children, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. more...

Attacks in France: Toulouse Serial Killer's Motives Remain Obscure

Attacks in France: Toulouse Serial Killer's Motives Remain Obscure

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 20, 2012

A massive manhunt for the perpetrator of the Toulouse school shooting is under way in France, but police have few clues about the identity of the killer or his motives. There are theories that the murderer, who is also believed to have shot dead three paratroopers in recent days, may be a former soldier and neo-Nazi. By Holger Dambeck in Toulouse more... Comment ]

Shooting in France: Gunman Kills Four at Jewish School in Toulouse

Shooting in France: Gunman Kills Four at Jewish School in Toulouse

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 19, 2012

At least three children and one adult were killed in a shooting at a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse on Monday morning. The gunman "shot at everything he could see" before fleeing the scene, a local prosecutor said. It was the third in a series of similar attacks in the region recently. more...

Winnenden Ruling: Father Convicted for Son's School Massacre in Germany

Winnenden Ruling: Father Convicted for Son's School Massacre in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 10, 2011

In the first case of its kind in Germany, a court in Stuttgart ruled that the father of a boy who killed 15 people, most of them at a school in Winnenden, is responsible for manslaughter and bodily injury because he failed to observe a gun control law stipulating the secure storage of firearms. more...