French teacher stabbed in suspected terrorist attack

French teacher stabbed in suspected terrorist attack

A teacher has been attacked in a classroom in Aubervilliers, a suburb of the French capital, Paris, by a man citing the so-called Islamic State.

The attacker shouted: “It’s Daesh [Islamic State]. It’s a warning”, stabbing the teacher with a box cutter or scissors before fleeing.

The life of the teacher, 45, who was alone in the room, is not in danger.

France remains on high alert after the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November that left 130 people dead.

Police sources said the teacher was stabbed in the side and throat at about 07:10 (06:10 GMT) as he was preparing for class in the Jean-Perrin preschool.

The attacker reportedly arrived wearing a balaclava and gloves but was unarmed and used weapons he found in the classroom.

The attacker fled on foot and is still on the run. A manhunt is under way.

Local official Philippe Galli said there were no children present at the time of the attack but other staff members were in the building. Classes have been cancelled.



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  1. Local
    December 14, 2015 at 6:25 pm Reply

    You need to post the follow-up story that French officials now say the man made up the story:

    1. admin
      December 14, 2015 at 6:35 pm Reply

      Thank you very much for the information. We are currently doing a follow up.

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