‘German Teen killer’s interNet threat a hoax’

An Internet warning ascribed to a German teenage gunman,who killed 15 people in a bloody rampage before dying in a shootout with the police...

Written by Agence France Presse | Winnenden | Published:March 14, 2009 11:11 pm

An Internet warning ascribed to a German teenage gunman,who killed 15 people in a bloody rampage before dying in a shootout with the police,was a fake,police and a state minister said.

Heribert Rech,Interior Minister in the southern German state where Wednesday’s bloodbath took place,admitted late on Thursday that the message was a hoax.

“Some crazy person obviously put out this dreadful false message,” Rech was quoted as saying by the Sueedeutsche Zeitung daily. “It must have been made up afterwards.”

The minister earlier publicised a chat room message in which 17-year-old Tim Kretschmer supposedly said he was going to his old school to “whip up a storm”,naming the town — Winnenden — where it would take place.

“I have weapons here and tomorrow morning I will go to my old school,” he was believed to have said.

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