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Two more teachers attacked by students

Malcolm Curtis · 28 Sep 2012, 08:04

Published: 28 Sep 2012 08:04 GMT+02:00

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Investigations are continuing in cases that emerged this week at schools in Var and Vendée, following on the heels of others in Bordeaux, Poitiers, Amiens and Paris, where courses were suspended at a school after a student threatened a teacher with death.

The Var-Matin newspaper reported that a 14-year-old girl struck a woman teacher in the face during a French class on Tuesday morning at a school in La Seyne-sur-Mer.

The incident occurred after the teacher had asked the girl for her notebook because she was disturbing the class.

The woman was injured in the mouth and jaw after the girl struck out with her forearm, the newspaper reported.

The teacher was given a two-day leave from work while the student was suspended from the school and detained for questioning before being released and charged on Thursday with “aggravated violence”.

A female school principal in Herbiers (Vendée), meanwhile, has lodged a complaint against a 13-year-old boy who allegedly insulted and punched her on Thursday.

The principal was attacked by the boy when he was ordered to her office after being  kicked out of a class for “inadmissable behaviour,” according to a regional education official.

Ouest-France reported that the boy first insulted the principal then left the office only to return.

 “He turned over furniture and punched me several times,” the newspaper quoted the principal as saying.

The teen was held by adults at the school.

He has been suspended from attending classes while an evaluation is conducted and risks being expelled.



Malcolm Curtis (news.france@thelocal.com)

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