Bad Arolsen (dpa/lhe) - Around three weeks after the death drive in Berlin, the Hessian schools want to commemorate the killed teacher from Bad Arolsen with a minute's silence on Thursday. Minister of Education Alexander Lorz (CDU) called for the commemoration at 11 a.m. He will also be present at an ecumenical funeral service in Bad Arolsen in the evening (6 p.m.).
On June 8, a 29-year-old driver drove his car into two groups of people near the Berlin Memorial Church. More than 30 people were injured in the alleged shooting, including numerous students from a secondary school in Bad Arolsen who were on a class trip to the capital. Her teacher died from severe injuries.
"During a happy trip together, of all things, the class was hit by such a bad act out of nowhere," said Prime Minister of Hesse Boris Rhein (CDU). "My thoughts are also with the innocent victims and their relatives on the day of the funeral service."
The 29-year-old driver is in a psychiatric hospital at the request of the prosecutor. The judicial authorities accuse the German-Armenian of murder in one case and attempted murder in 17 cases.