Early this week, a video of a student pointing a gun at a teacher made it to the Internet and went viral.
In the video a 16-year-old student is seen standing over his teacher, who is sitting down, pointing a gun directly at her. The teacher apparently had marked him as absent and he was demanding that she mark him as present on her attendance sheet. In the background another student makes obscene gestures to the camera.
The student has since turned himself in to the police.
President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that “threatening a teacher is unacceptable. I’ve asked the national education minister and the interior minister to take all necessary measures to ensure these actions are punished and banned from our schools.”
Menacer un professeur est inacceptable. J’ai demandé au ministre de l’Éducation nationale et au ministre de l’Intérieur de prendre toutes les mesures pour que ces faits soient punis et définitivement proscrits de nos écoles.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) October 20, 2018
French politician and lawyer, Marine Le Pen, President of the National Rally political party tweeted: “The calm of this teacher who was robbed in the middle of a pupil and the absence of an immediate report and complaint by the school as a result of this behaviour suggests that this type of incident is regular. Who does it still amazes? MLP #Créteil”
Le calme de cette enseignante braquée en plein cours par un élève et l’absence de signalement et de plainte immédiate par l’établissement scolaire à la suite de ce comportement suggère que ce type d’incidents est régulier. Qui cela étonne-t-il encore ? MLP #Créteil pic.twitter.com/xv9WtxD7ZD
— Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) October 21, 2018
French media reported that the weapon used in the incident was an Airsoft gun.
Watch the video below:
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