A French teacher has been fatally stabbed by a 16-year-old student in the southwest of France. The incident occurred at a private school near Biarritz, where the student attacked the teacher with a knife in front of his classmates. The teacher was taken to a hospital, but unfortunately he died from his injuries.
The motive for the attack is unclear, but the student has been taken into custody by the police. According to reports, the student claimed to be possessed by a demon at the time of the attack.
The incident has sent shockwaves throughout the country, with President Emmanuel Macron expressing his condolences and saying that the entire nation stands with the victim’s family and colleagues.
The French Education Minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer, described the attack as a “tragedy” and said that he would be visiting the school to offer support.
The school’s principal, who was also present at the scene, said that the attack was “incomprehensible” and that the school was doing everything it could to support the teacher’s family and the students who witnessed the incident.
The attack has raised questions about school safety and the mental health of students. The Education Ministry has said that it will launch an investigation into the incident.
This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the need to prioritize the safety and well-being of both teachers and students in schools. It also highlights the importance of addressing mental health issues and providing support for those who may be struggling.
Our thoughts are with the family and colleagues of the teacher who lost his life in this senseless act of violence.