APRIL 26 2007 08:46h
On April 26, 2002, Robert Steinhauser killed 13 students, three professors and himself.
A former student of the “Johannes Gutenberg” high school in Germany’s Erfurt started shooting at his former teachers and other students, killing 16 people before he took his own life.
Robert Steinhauser, 19, was expelled from the high school for forging a medical excuse note. He lived in a respectable family: his mother is a nurse and his father a director at Siemens.
The massacre started many discussions by psychiatrists, sociologists, pedagogists and other experts on how a seemingly normal person can become a mass murderer.