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16-year-old pupil held over teacher stabbing

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17:03 CET+01:00

A 16-year-old boy was being questioned by police on Thursday evening over the stabbing of a school teacher in the town of Provins, south-west of Paris.

The male teacher was attacked ten days ago just as the bell had sounded for lunch. He was stabbed in the back by a masked assailant who then fled.

He was taken to hospital but his injuries were not life threatening.

Around 40 fellow teachers stopped work that day in a show of solidarity for their injured colleague.

The attack led to a reinforcement of security at the 1000-pupil school, with security guards posted at the gates.

Le Parisien newspaper reported on Friday that the 16-year-old is a pupil at the school. He has denied responsibility for the attack.

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