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Emsdetten

Emsdetten is a town in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.GeographyEmsdetten is situated on the river Ems, approx. 13km south-east of Rheine and 25km north-west of Münster.Neighbouring placesDivision of the townEmsdetten consists of 8 districts:2006 school shootingOn 20 November 2006, 18-year-old former student Bastian Bosse entered the Geschwister Scholl School, fired several shots and set off smoke grenades. He injured 22 people before killing himself by a shot into the mouth. Even though there were no other fatalities, the shooting was considered the deadliest school shooting in the history of Germany since the Erfurt massacre; this position is now held by the Winnenden school shooting.International relationsTwin towns – Sister citiesEmsdetten is twinned with: Chojnice, Poland Hengelo, The NetherlandsNotable people Kathrin Vogler -, politician, MdB Atze Schröder –, comedian Valerie Niehaus –, actressChristina Schulze-Föcking -, Politician, MdL NRW Tim Wieskötter –, sprint canoeistcanoeing Olympiaplayer 2004, canoe world champion 2005 Lutz Altepost –, sprint canoeist canoe world champion 2005, silver in one kayak behind Nathan Baggaley Benjamin Behrla -, judoka
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