A man armed with a knife killed this Friday a teacher and seriously injured two other people at a high school in Arras (northern France), They told AFP the prefecture and a police source.
The events occurred at the high school Gambetta of the city, wrote the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, on the social network X (ex-Twitter), specifying that the attacker was arrested.
A police operation in the middle of the Gambetta lycée in Arras. The author of the incident was questioned by the police.
— Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) October 13, 2023
According to these sources, the perpetrator of the attack shouted "Allah Akbar"a formal expression of faith used by Muslims and used by authors of the jihadist attacks that shook in the last decade France.
The author is from Chechen origin and was signed by the authorities in the national security registry, indicated another police source.
No students were injured. The two other injured They are a security agent, who received several stab wounds, and another teacheraccording to several sources.
Students and staff from the high school were confined to the center, this source specified.
"Remain calm and follow the instructions to facilitate the return to a normal situation," the prefecture wrote in X.
The French president, Emmanuel Macronwill travel to Arras this Friday, as well as the Minister of Education, Gabriel Attal, indicated to AFP the french presidency and the environment of the latter.
These events occur almost three years after the murder on October 16, 2020 in Conflants-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris, by Professor Samuel Paty.
Abdoullakh Anzorov, a Russian refugee of Chechen originstabbed him and beheaded him for having shown caricatures of Muhammad in class during a course on freedom of expression. The police shot him down.