Saturday 10/16/21

Teacher stabbed by teenager at school in Sweden

The boy is accused of attempted murder
13 September 2020, North Rhine-Westphalia, Stolberg: Bloodstains seen on a sidewalk after a possibly Islamist-motivated stabbing attack against a car driver in Stolberg. German police on Sunday detained a man suspected of stabbing the driver of a car in Stolberg, near the western city of Aachen, in what is being treated as a possible Islamist attack. Photo: David Young/dpa.
Bloodstains seen on a sidewalk after a stabbing attack occurred in Germany in 2020. Photo: David Young/dpa/File photo.
A 15-year-old in Sweden has confessed to stabbing a teacher at his school in Eslov, causing serious injuries.

His lawyer said on Friday that he deeply regretted the attack and had not meant to kill the teacher, in comments to TT news agency.

The boy is accused of attempted murder after allegedly going to the school wearing a mask on Thursday and stabbing the teacher.

The attack led to panic among other students, with many jumping out of windows in fear. None were injured.

The boy was detained by the police shortly afterwards.

In a stable condition

The public prosecutor's office did not provide any information regarding the motive for the crime.

The victim had initially been described as a member of staff, before it was confirmed on Friday that a teacher had been targeted.

The man, in his 40s, is in a stable condition, a police spokesperson said.