Teacher at French school stabbed in the neck by hooded man ‘shouting allegiance to ISIS’
Published 14/12/2015 | 09:03
A hooded man claiming to be acting for the Islamic State group attacked a nursery school teacher with a knife as he prepared for classes in a school north of Paris.
The attack occurred at around 7am in Aubervilliers, north of Paris, when a primary school teacher was stabbed with a box cutter by a man wearing a balaclava and gloves, reported Le Parisien newspaper.
The attacker was dressed in painter's overalls and a balaclava and arrived without a weapon but grabbed what appeared to be a box cutter that was lying in the classroom.
According to local prosecutors the man shouted: "This is Daesh. This is a warning." Daesh is another name for IS.
The brief exchange was reported by a witness working inside the school.
The attacker fled after stabbing the teacher and the probe has been taken over by anti-terrorist investigators.
The Islamic State's French-language magazine Dar-al-Islam called in its November edition for its followers to kill teachers in the French education system, describing them as "enemies of Allah" for teaching secularism and "in open war against the Muslim family."
The incident came a month after gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in Paris an attack claimed by Islamic State, which controls swathes of Syria and Iraq and has vowed to attack France, a member of the coalition of countries conducting air strikes against it.