A major police operation is currently underway at a school in Cologne, and an amok alarm has been triggered. The police say that students barricaded themselves in the rooms.
Update from February 4, 11:10 a.m .: As the police announced on Twitter, the school is currently still being searched. There is still no indication of an armed perpetrator. Accordingly, the students should remain in their classrooms for safety.
Amok alarm at Cologne school: large-scale police operation – students barricade themselves in the classrooms
Original message: Cologne – A major police operation is underway at a school in Cologne. A suspicious person was reported by phone call, said a police spokesman on Friday morning. “We are on site with many emergency services and are clarifying the situation,” the officials wrote on Twitter. The area in Cologne’s Chorweiler district should be avoided on a large scale. The background was initially unclear. 24rhein.de also reports on the amok alarm*.
+++Update 10:17 a.m.+++
Amok alarm was triggered at the Heinrich Böll comprehensive school.
We currently have no findings regarding an armed perpetrator.
Our colleagues are searching the school grounds. #Danger situation #Cologne #Chorweiler
— Police NRW K (@polizei_nrw_k) February 4, 2022
Amok alarm at Cologne school: large-scale police operation – students barricade themselves in classrooms
The police reported on Twitter, among other things: “The amok alarm was triggered at the Heinrich Böll Comprehensive School. We currently have no findings regarding an armed perpetrator.” The building is currently being examined, and a contact point for parents has been set up on Nogatstrasse. Students would have barricaded themselves in classrooms. As the police further explained on Twitter, a person was found in the building, but this was not suspicious. “To be on the safe side, the students will remain in their classes until the search is complete,” police said. *24rhein.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.