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Police investigating students after 12-year-old killed by schoolbus

DDP/The Local · 11 Jan 2010, 16:41

Published: 11 Jan 2010 16:41 GMT+01:00

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Police said the 12-year-old boy died at the scene in the small town of Nossen, according to news magazine Stern.

The authorities are now hoping an autopsy might reveal other clues is still pending, news agency DDP reported.

Police have collected some statements that allege the boy was pushed in front of the oncoming bus by other students around 7:45 am, according to Stern.

“Whether they were witnesses remains unclear,” a spokesperson told news agency DDP.

Police are questioning students and witnesses who were present during the accident to determine the exact course of events that led to the death.

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“We are still at the very beginning of our investigation,” a spokesperson told Stern.

DDP/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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22:11 January 11, 2010 by derExDeutsche
tell me about it. My years in German Public Grammar School were hard fought. German kids can be unusually vicious.
00:02 January 12, 2010 by Logic Guy
Well, it's tough to say whether or not kids in Germany are more difficult than most. However, I'm sure we all would agree that there are problems, regarding school-aged kids in Germany.

Since we all realize that there are behavioral problems,

then what are we going to do? Obvously doing nothing will never improve things. Uncivilized acts will just continue.

The truth is, psychology is underrated. It really should become the most important science in Germany. It is the answer for just about everything.
09:09 January 12, 2010 by LancashireLad
Kids behaviour is shaped by two things.

The home and the society. They both have an effect.

The first stage in combatting this kind of behaviour is to make parents aware of their resposibilities regarding the behaviour of their children. I'll bet that the children involved have minimal parental contact at home and minimal discipline.

That may sound harsh but tell that to the family of the boy who died.

Parents need to teach respect for others not the "me above everyone else" that I sadly so commonly see, and society has a duty to reinforce that by example.
09:40 January 12, 2010 by derExDeutsche
I grew up on 4 continents, 6 countries (places a lot rougher than D, incuding the bronx, ny). and no where was a school bus stop as dangerous as in Germany. spending the day at school without a shoe/s during the winter was as common as bloody nose. I blame the general attitude, parents and teachers alike. kids just internalize their rejection and relate their experience to their peers. monkey see, monkey do.
11:52 January 12, 2010 by anne k
Almost immediately after they reported the death, the police said that initial suspicions of foul play had not been confirmed, and that it was entirely an accident. Perhaps this article could be updated to avoid further unpleasant speculation?
14:55 January 12, 2010 by ghxv
with this kind of accident and some poster make a general speculation about bad behaviour of german kids that is total craziness.Where do you live by the way?Well I married to a german woman here and I'm involveD with many activities of my kids in the school compared to my old britain,kids here are more behave than there.Read the news how bad the kids and youngs in britain compare here.
16:02 January 12, 2010 by LancashireLad
In both cases - Germany and UK - there are good and bad.

Coming from the UK I see good and bad kids in both Germany and the UK.

I also see both sets of kids roughly following their respective societies/stereotypes.

My comments regarding parents and society still stand.

The media also have a role to play. The British media relish highlighting the negative and often invent it.
10:58 January 14, 2010 by dbert4
I find the German children to be very well behaved and polite. But young boys push and shove each other, they all do it and it's completely without thinking of the consequences. It was great fun to scare each other with shaking a ladder that your pal was on or pushing each other into water and such. We did it at 12 years without considering how high the ladder was nor how deep the water. OR whether the boy could maintain his footing or the bus could stop in the snow.

I believe it to be nothing more than a tragic accident which, as a parent and the father of a very young son is horrifying.

My sympathy to all the children and families effected by this, you know that there are many people in Nossen that will be haunted by this for a very long time.
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