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World News | France: Teacher stabbed to death by high school student

World News | France: Teacher stabbed to death by high school student

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PARIS, Feb. 22 (AP) — A teacher was stabbed to death by a high school student in southwestern France on Wednesday, French authorities and media reported.

Prosecutors in Bayonne said the student had been arrested by police.

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A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to discuss the issue publicly, said the first element of the police briefing indicated the attacker had serious mental health problems.

French media reported that the student, born in 2007, said he had been told he was being told to kill the 53-year-old Spanish teacher at the Saint-Jean-de-Luz private Catholic school.

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Education Minister Pap Ndiaye will be at the school later on Wednesday.

French government spokesman Olivier Veran, speaking after a weekly cabinet meeting, expressed the government’s support for the education sector and said the incident was a trauma for the country.

In 2020, teacher Samuel Paty was killed outside his school in the Paris suburbs by an 18-year-old refugee of Chechen origin who was outraged that he showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in his classes after the images were republished by a satirical newspaper Targeted in 2015 attacks. (Associated Press)

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