A weapon was discovered in the vicinity of a comprehensive school in Dinslaken, North Rhine-Westphalia. The police are on site with a large contingent. However, a police spokeswoman rejected rumors of a killing spree. An employee of the school is said to have seen a youth with a firearm in the afternoon.

According to the police, after a suspected gun sighting at a school in Dinslaken near Duisburg, there is “no immediate danger” to people. This was announced by the police in Essen on Wednesday. The school building was first searched. The spokeswoman rejected rumors of a rampage at the comprehensive school. According to the police, several arrests have already been made, and the emergency services have a strong presence on site. How many people were arrested and for what reasons is still unclear.

As the police announced in the evening, an employee of the Ernst Barlach comprehensive school in Dinslaken saw a young person in a basement room who is said to have held a firearm in his hand. When the youth noticed the man, he is said to have fled. Around 1.40 p.m., the emergency services were alerted via the emergency call.

“The students are currently still safely in the classrooms and will be escorted out of the building promptly,” the police said. A police spokeswoman first said to the German Press Agency: “We consider this to be a dangerous situation and are on site with numerous emergency services.”

More to come.