Friday 24 November 2017

Mother stabs teacher (34) to death in front of her class of five and six-year-olds

Francois Hollande
Francois Hollande

The mother of a pupil at a French school has stabbed a teacher to death in front of her class.

French president Francois Hollande expressed outrage at "this abominable drama" and sent the education minister to the school in Albi in southern France.

A police official in Albi said the mother attacked the teacher on Friday morning at the Edouard Herriot pre-school.

The teacher was leading a class of five and six-year-olds, according to the Albi mayor's office. Prime minister Manuel Valls said the teacher was 34 years old.

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