Coburg shooting

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The Coburg shooting was an attempted school killing at Realschule II in Coburg, Bavaria, Germany during the morning of 2 July 2003.


Florian K. shot a school psychologist in the thigh when she attempted to take the gun from him.[1] According to police reports, he then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.[2] Before he began shooting, Florian showed the gun to other students and passed around ammunition, which some students kept as souvenirs.


Florian K.
Born July 13, 1986
Died July 2, 2003(2003-07-02) (aged 16)
Coburg, Bavaria, Germany
Occupation Student
Criminal status Deceased (suicide)[3]

Florian K. (name undisclosed by news sources), the gunman and student, fired his Walther PPK pistol at his teacher,[4] who was unarmed. The gun was owned by Florian's father, who was a member of a local gun club. Media speculation further implicated Florian in Satanist cult activities[5] and was a fan of Dark Funeral.[6]