what we know about the headmaster of Clermont-Ferrand threatened with death

what we know about the headmaster of Clermont-Ferrand threatened with death

The father of a student at a high school in Clermont-Ferrand is suspected of having made death threats over the telephone against the principal of the establishment. He was placed in police custody on Thursday September 7, confirmed the public prosecutor, Dominique Puechmaille.

► What happened?

Thursday morning, those in charge of the Ambroise-Brugière high school screened the entry into force of national directives concerning the ban on the abaya. A high school student who was wearing the item of clothing was asked to remove it and was barred from entering the establishment after her refusal, according to the same source.

A little later, his father called the school and got an agent and then a senior education advisor. To each of them, he allegedly made death threats aimed at the principal.

► Why is he in police custody?

The national education hierarchy was alerted and a complaint was filed. The father of the family has been placed in police custody in Clermont-Ferrand since Thursday, the prosecution said on Friday.

The man is being prosecuted for “threat with a view to intimidating a person entrusted with a public service mission”said the public prosecutor of Clermont-Ferrand, Dominique Puechmaille, confirming information from the regional daily The mountain. The father of the family should be the subject of a “direct summons with judicial supervision”added the magistrate.

► What were the reactions?

The principal received the support of the rectorate of the Clermont academy as well as that of Gabriel Attal, who telephoned him in the afternoon. “I obviously assured him of all my support, that of the government, of the State and more generally I believe of our fellow citizens in the face of these threats which are inadmissible and unqualifiable”said the Minister of National Education.

“That we thus have national education teams which must face threats, especially after what we have suffered, which go so far, is obviously a point which shows how much our determination and our firmness must be flawless “, reacted alongside him the president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region Laurent Wauquiez. He specified that he had deployed regional security teams made up of “in order to ensure the safety of the establishment, the agents, the high school students”.

Last week, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, ordered the prefects of France to provide their support to the heads of establishments responsible for banning the wearing of the abaya and qamis. He asked that the principals who would be “victims of threats or attacks in connection with the instructions of the Minister of National Education”can benefit ” without delay “ assistance from law enforcement.

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