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A teacher injured by a stab wound in a high school in Caen



A 15-year-old high school student stabbed a literature teacher in an establishment in Caen (Calvados) on Tuesday, September 13. The days of the teacher are not in danger, according to the prosecution and the Minister of National Education.

“This morning around 11:15 a.m. a student from Lycée Malherbe, during an interclass, stabbed a teacher from the establishment, in charge of her class. The professor was hit in the throat but her life is not in danger. She is taken care of for suturing the wound.reported the Caen prosecutor’s office.

“An unexplained gesture”

“The respondent has been taken into custody, medical checks are in progress” but “the gesture is in a totally unexplained state”, further specifies the prosecution. Lycée Malherbe is a reputedly quiet establishment, close to the city center of Caen.

“From the first checks it appears that this young man, aged 15, has no criminal record and is unknown to the police. Moreover, the witnesses did not report an altercation or any incident between this student and this teacher since the beginning of the year.adds the floor.

According to Jérôme Adell, departmental secretary of the FSU of Calvados, the victim is a 40-year-old teacher. “We don’t know if” the assault took place “in the hallway or leaving the classroom”he added.

“I was in the few rooms that were next door (from the place where the assault took place, editor’s note), the police came in armed to ask if there was an intruder. That’s how we knew”told AFP Léa, a first-grade student, testifying to her ” fear “ and sound “shock” in the moment.

The Minister will travel to Caen

“For the second year students who arrived in high school two weeks ago, the image they will have of high school all their lives is horrible”, she also lamented. All the high school students interviewed by AFP said the victim was with a second class at the time of the attack.

Traveling to Les Sables d’Olonne (Vendée), the Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye said he was going to go to Lycée Malherbe “as soon as possible in the coming days”. “I learned with great emotion of the aggression of which a literature teacher was the victim at the Lycée Malherbe de Caen today. Of course, I want to express all my sympathy, all my empathy. And beyond this person, to also express my empathy for the entire Malherbe high school educational community, the students, the teachers, the administrative and management team. »

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