After the allegedly foiled bomb attack on a school in Essen, the investigators applied for an arrest warrant against the suspected 16-year-old student. He is accused, among other things, of preparing a serious act of violence that endangers the state. This was announced by the public prosecutor’s office in Düsseldorf on Friday on request.

The high school student must now be brought before a magistrate later today. The police had come across right-wing extremist writings and materials on bomb construction. Explosives and 16 tubular bodies, some prepared with clocks and nails, were secured, as well as a home-made rifle and a crossbow with arrows.

The arrest warrant had also been applied for against the high school student for violating the Weapons and Explosives Act and for preparing an explosives explosion, it said on Friday. A tipster had alerted the authorities: the 16-year-old had told him he wanted to place a bomb in his school.

The student’s current and former schools were then searched with explosives detection dogs. No suspicious items were found. The measures have now been completed. The youngster’s current school, the Don Bosco Gymnasium in Essen-Borbeck, remained closed on Friday.