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France: Paris suburb residents express shock after decapitation of school teacher02:44

France: Paris suburb residents express shock after decapitation of school teacher

France, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine
October 17, 2020 at 14:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Heavy police presence was visible on Saturday near the scene of a suspected terror attack in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a north-western Paris suburb.

On Friday, a teacher was beheaded outside his school allegedly for using caricatures during his course on freedom of expression.

The 18-year-old suspect who was reported to have been born in Moscow and coming from Russia's Chechnya region was shot dead after the attack.

Conflans-Sainte-Honorine residents expressed their reactions to the incident.

"It is a mix of anger and sadness at the same time, because it's just a teacher who got killed for doing his job. This touches me, it shocks me," said one of them.

An anti-terrorism prosecutor has been called in to lead an investigation into the attack.

[CORRECTION: The original script erroneously stated that the teacher was beheaded by ‘one of his students.’ This has been corrected.]

France: Paris suburb residents express shock after decapitation of school teacher02:44
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Heavy police presence was visible on Saturday near the scene of a suspected terror attack in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a north-western Paris suburb.

On Friday, a teacher was beheaded outside his school allegedly for using caricatures during his course on freedom of expression.

The 18-year-old suspect who was reported to have been born in Moscow and coming from Russia's Chechnya region was shot dead after the attack.

Conflans-Sainte-Honorine residents expressed their reactions to the incident.

"It is a mix of anger and sadness at the same time, because it's just a teacher who got killed for doing his job. This touches me, it shocks me," said one of them.

An anti-terrorism prosecutor has been called in to lead an investigation into the attack.

[CORRECTION: The original script erroneously stated that the teacher was beheaded by ‘one of his students.’ This has been corrected.]

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