Police arrest man with fake gun wandering round school

A screen shot from a video showing the man
A screen shot from a video showing the man

Police have arrested a man who entered a secondary school in Haren near Groningen and wandered around with a fake gun in his hand.

Footage recorded by pupils on social media shows the man, in a red hoodie and wearing blue gloves, walking round the school while lessons were underway.

The school director has written to parents to say that the person had a mental disability.

‘The building has been completely evacuated and all the pupils are safe,’ the school head said in the note, which was also published on Facebook.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation