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Woman teacher is stabbed to demise by a university student ‘possessed by the devil’ during class in France 


A teacher at a university in southwest France has been stabbed to loss of life by a pupil in entrance of a packed class, prosecutors have confirmed.

The Spanish teacher, 50, was supplying the course before these days at the Roman Catholic Saint-Thomas d’Aquin personal school in the town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz in close proximity to Bordeaux when a 16-12 months-previous pupil burst in and attacked her with a knife. 

She was provided emergency assist at the scene, but Bayonne prosecutor Jerome Bourrier informed AFP she died of her wounds.

‘A Spanish lesson was using location, when the pupil launched a frenzied assault on the teacher,’ said an investigating resource who added the attack took place all-around 10am regional time. 

‘She was stabbed through the upper body,’ they explained. 

Regional media documented the college student could have been struggling from mental well being troubles and was not recognized to the law enforcement prior to the assault.

Sources informed French outlets BFMTV and le Parisien that the pupil ‘was hearing voices’ when he introduced the attack and that the pupil himself confessed to law enforcement he experienced been ‘possessed by the devil’ upon his arrest.

He was transported to the Saint-Jean-de-Luz law enforcement station and continues to be in custody. Officers explained at this at this phase of the investigation there was no suggestion the incident was terror associated. 

Scared pupils stand outside the Saint Thomas D'Aquin private school in southwestern France after they were evacuated amid a knife attack on a teacher

Worried pupils stand exterior the Saint Thomas D’Aquin personal university in southwestern France immediately after they were being evacuated amid a knife attack on a trainer

Police enter a private Catholic school after a teacher was stabbed to death by a high school student, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, southwestern France

Law enforcement enter a non-public Catholic university just after a teacher was stabbed to death by a high faculty pupil, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, southwestern France

Concerned parents gather outside the school where the lethal attack took place this morning

Worried moms and dads collect exterior the college where the lethal assault took position this early morning

The Spanish teacher, in her 50s, was giving the class earlier today at the Roman Catholic Saint-Thomas d'Aquin private school (pictured) in the town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz

The Spanish teacher, in her 50s, was offering the course previously currently at the Roman Catholic Saint-Thomas d’Aquin non-public university (pictured) in the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz

 ‘My ideas are with the family members, colleagues and the pupils. I will be going to the web page straight absent,’ said Schooling Minister Pap Ndiaye. 

Senator Frédérique Espagnac, who represents the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region in which the college is established reported she ‘totally condemns this act of violence in opposition to a teacher’.

The sufferer experienced taught at the university ‘for a range of years’ and was ‘well preferred and revered,’ a resource explained to MailOnline.

The private college, which has all over 1000 pupils, was placed in lockdown promptly following the assault until finally the pupil attacker was taken away by law enforcement.

‘Other pupils are mindful that the attacker experienced psychological difficulties,’ said the resource, incorporating that professional units had been drafted in to deal with the ‘psychological wellbeing’ of all people related with the college.

‘I can barely picture the trauma that this represents at a community stage and more normally on a nationwide scale,’ reported authorities spokesman Olivier Veran. 

Other officers when compared the tragedy to the death of Samuel Paty, a history and geography trainer who was stabbed and beheaded by a teen near his faculty in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, in the vicinity of Paris, in 2020.

Officials condemned the fatal attack and Education Minister pap Ndiaye declared he would visit the school

Officials condemned the lethal assault and Education Minister pap Ndiaye declared he would stop by the college

Saint-Thomas d'Aquin school is located in Saint Jean de Luz, a popular seaside town near Bordeaux

Saint-Thomas d’Aquin college is located in Saint Jean de Luz, a well-liked seaside town close to Bordeaux

‘It’s a shock. A tragedy that echoes the assassination of Samuel Paty and other events of violence against lecturers that finished less tragically,’ explained Stéphane Crochet, secretary basic of the UNSA teachers’ union. 

‘Our thoughts go out to the household of the victim and for the complete instructional group.’ 

‘It’s pretty unanticipated, supplied the profile of this establishment,’ claimed nearby delegate Serge Hastoy. 

‘Nothing prompt that it could occur right here, there is, to my know-how, no precedent. It is absolute horror. I hope the ministry will not inform us not to make waves. We want responses.’

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