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26 April 2002

Associated Press

ERFURT, Germany — A recently expelled student armed with a handgun and a pump-action gun opened fire at his former school Friday, killing 17 people, then shot himself as police commandos closed in, police said. In what was believed to be the worst school shooting ever, police officials said 10 men, five women and two girls were killed before the 19-year-old gunman turned the handgun on himself. Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's office said the dead, apart from the... (

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