French teacher’s decapitation, President calls attack “terrorist act”

French President Emmanuel Macron visited the site and called the French teacher's decapitation a "terrorist attack." According to French media reports, earlier this month, parents complained about the teacher's use of controversial caricatures while discussing Charlie Hebdo's case.

An incident of French teacher’s decapitation occurred in the northwest of the French capital, Paris, while police have shot dead the suspect.

The suspect attacked and killed the school teacher near a school at around 5 pm local time. The teacher reportedly opened a discussion with students and showed controversial sketches of the Prophet of Islam.

French President Emmanuel Macron visited the site and called the French teacher’s decapitation a “terrorist attack.” The attack came as Macroan is preparing for a new law known as a law against domestic “separatism”. This law is widely discussed as the law against Islamic “separatism”.

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Authorities did not name the dead teacher.

The knife-wielding assailant was shot dead as police tried to arrest him after the assassination attempt. Police have not released details of the assailant.

The attack in France comes at a time when 14 people are on trial for facilitating two attackers in the 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo’s office. Twelve people were killed in the incident.

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Also three weeks ago, an assailant attacked outside the magazine’s former offices, injuring two people.

Reports of Frech teacher’s decapitation

A knife-wielding man has attacked and beheaded a schoolteacher in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. The assailant tried to flee the scene after the killing, but the public immediately alerted the local police.
Police encountered the attacker near the scene and when he was asked to give himself up, he reportedly tried to intimidate police. Police shot the assailant, who died a short time later. Police have sealed off the scene and launched an investigation.

The suspect’s identity was not made public. French media reported that the suspect was an 18-year-old Chechen, born in Moscow. That information could not be immediately confirmed.

A court source told AFP that four people, including a minor, had been arrested in connection with the attack.

In a tweet, French police prohibited citizens from entering the area.

Who was the school teachers?

According to the French newspaper Le Monde, the schoolteacher was a history and geography teacher, had been talking to students in his class about freedom of expression. He spoke about the controversial sketches of the Prophet of Islam published by Charlie Hebdo magazine which caused outrage in many Islamic countries.

According to French media reports, earlier this month, some Muslim parents complained to the school administration about the teacher’s use of controversial caricatures while discussing Charlie Hebdo’s case.

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