German school evacuated after gunman is seen in the grounds, sparking police manhunt


  • Alarm was raised after gunman spotted at Friedrich Ebert School near Stuttgart
  • Students told to barricade themselves in classrooms as police locked down area
  • Suspect aged in his late teens is still at large after police arrested the wrong man

A German school has been evacuated after a gunman was seen in the grounds sparking a police manhunt.

The alarm was raised at Friedrich Ebert School in Esslingen, near Stuttgart this morning with students initially told to barricade themselves in their classrooms.

Police locked down the area after they were told someone had entered the school premises with a weapon. Witnesses told police they had seen a firearm tucked in a teenager’s waistband.

A man was arrested in the town but was released after police realised they were holding the wrong person



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