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Terrorist Threats in Paris Schools Lead to Emergency Alert and Calls for Increased Safety

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 27, 2024
The tension rises as threats of attacks prompts evacuation of hundreds of students in over 20 schools in France

Between Tuesday night and Wednesday, at least 20 schools in Paris received terrorist attack threats. The affected schools were located in the XII, XV, XIX, and XVI neighborhoods of the French capital, according to the rectorate of Paris. The threat of terrorism has led France to be placed under an “emergency attack alert” status.

One of the affected schools, Pierre Alviset in the V neighborhood of Paris, had to evacuate all students and staff before 9 am due to “threats of a terrorist nature.” Another school, Jean de la Fontaine high school in the 16th neighborhood, was evacuated after a bomb threat that forced 1,700 students to go home while the police searched the premises.

Threats received by schools via the ETN system included references to bomb threats and graphic videos of beheadings. The Federation of Parents of Public Education Students in Paris urged parents to monitor their children’s online activities to prevent exposure to such content.

In addition to these attacks in Paris, dozens of high schools in southern France also received threats via ENT targeting teachers, students, and parents. The fear and intimidation within the educational community have made reporting threats difficult, especially concerning issues related to secularism and the wearing of the veil by Muslim students.

The recent resignation of Lycée Maurice-Ravel’s director following death threats for enforcing secularism and requesting a student remove her veil has raised concerns about educator safety in France. This incident highlights the challenges faced by educators in upholding secular values while ensuring their own safety and that of their students.

By Samantha Johnson

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