Around 50 pupils attempted to force their way into a German police station to free a 15-year-old schoolmate who was being detained there for being drunk and disorderly, police said Thursday.

Security at a school in the southern German town of Starnberg had called police after the drunk boy became unruly at a farewell celebration. As they were unable to calm him down, police decided to take him into custody.

The boy had barely arrived at the station when a group of pupils tried to force their way into the building.

The mob of pupils tried to break open the front door, but failed. Bottles were hurled, and a window was broken, police said.

With the help of reinforcements, police managed to regain control of the situation. Three pupils were accused of attempting to free a detainee as well as property damage, and were detained.


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