Hostage crisis in high school in Turkey’s Çorum
ÇORUMA 14-year-old high school student, identified only by the initials F.E., has reportedly attempted to abduct at gunpoint a female student who he had a crush on in the northern Turkish province of Çorum. However, after he failed to convince the girl to come with him, he instead took two other male students hostage.
F.E. reportedly went to the Çorum Anatolian High School with a gun in his hand and attempted to abduct the girl in the middle of a class. When the girl and her classmates resisted, F.E. pointed his gun at two other male students in the same classroom and took them hostage instead. He then left the scene in a car with his two hostages.
After the school administration reported the incident to the police, F.E.’s car was found on the Çorum-Amasya highway and the three students were taken to the Çorum Police Department’s Juvenile Branch Office to give their testimonies.
Police have launched an investigation into the incident.