Knife Attack at Public School in France
Teacher Killed and Several Injured
A tragic incident unfolded at a public school in Arras, northern France, resulting in the death of a teacher and several injuries. The attack occurred at the Gambetta High School on Friday morning, leaving one worker in critical condition and another teacher wounded but in stable condition. The suspect, a 20-year-old man of Chechen origin, has been detained by police. The French national anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation for terrorism.
Investigation for Terrorism
The suspect, who had been under “active surveillance” by French authorities, is now being investigated for terrorism-related charges. The prosecutor’s office stated that the investigation includes charges of murder and attempted murder in relation to a terrorist initiative, as well as association of terrorist wrongdoer in preparation for crimes against people.
The attacker has been apprehended by the police, as confirmed by French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin. The suspect’s brother has also been detained. During the attack, the suspect cried “Allahu Akbar,” according to witnesses.
President Macron’s Response
French President Emmanuel Macron visited the school in the afternoon and condemned the attack as an act of Islamist terrorism. He expressed his condolences to the family of the slain teacher and praised their bravery, which saved many lives. Macron referred to the attack as a reminder of the murder of high school teacher Samuel Paty in October 2020.
Press Conference and Police Warning
The Arras Prosecutor will hold a press conference in the coming hours to provide further details about the incident. Meanwhile, French police have urged people to avoid the area and refrain from spreading misinformation online.
This tragic knife attack at a public school in France serves as a grim reminder of the ongoing threat of terrorism. The investigation is still ongoing, and the authorities are working diligently to ensure justice is served. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families affected by this senseless act of violence.
Read More of this Story at www.cnn.com – 2023-10-13 16:19:00
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