German police probes threat to school named after neo-Nazi victim

German police say they have launched an investigation into a threatening letter, apparently from the far-right, sent to a school named after a politician murdered by a neo-Nazi.

They say the Walter-Luebcke School in Wolfhagen last week received a threatening letter signed “NSU 2.0,” in reference to a neo-Nazi cell that murdered immigrants between 2000 and 2007.

“Police took the threat seriously and in close agreement with the school’s management took necessary measures,” police from the state of Hesse tell AFP.

No suspicious objects were found at the school, police say, adding that there was no danger for staff or students.

Luebcke, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party who backed her pro-migrants stance, was shot dead by 47-year-old Stephan Ernst in 2019 in what was believed to be Germany’s first far-right political assassination since World War II.

Ernst was sentenced to life in prison last Thursday, after the prosecution argued that he had been motivated by “racism and xenophobia.”

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