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Greek nursing student who stabbed classmates released

The 22-year-old nursing student who stabbed three fellow pupils at a college in Athens on Thursday was released from custody on Friday amid claims from her lawyer that she had been bullied for a long period of time.

The unnamed woman is due to stand trial on June 8 but has been ordered to seek psychiatric help in the meantime.

Her lawyer, Yianna Panagopoulou, told journalists that the 22-year-old had been repeatedly bullied at the nursing school, which is run by the Manpower Organization (OAED), and had informed the institution’s social worker and psychologists.

She added that authorities had found handwritten notes in the woman’s bag showing that she had suffered mental anguish.

One note read: “I don’t want to kill them. I don’t want to injure them. I just want to stop them,” the lawyer said.

The student’s parents also appeared on TV to insist that their daughter had been bullied.