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Suspected of aggravated on-line harassment in the direction of a highschool scholar in gender transition from Alfortville, in Val-de-Marne, the scholar was handcuffed Monday in entrance of his class.

By Joanna Wadel for Le Point

The alleged harasser was arrested in the middle of class, Monday September 18, 2023, with the green light from the director of his college (illustration).
The alleged harasser was arrested in the middle of class, Monday September 18, 2023, with the inexperienced mild from the director of his faculty (illustration).

NOTnew case of college harassment in Val-de-Marne. A scholar from a faculty in Alfortville, suspected of attacking a highschool scholar present process gender transition, was arrested in the middle of class, Monday September 18, following a grievance from the sufferer’s father, report our colleagues from BFMTV this September 19.

According to the complainant, who went to the police station the day earlier than, his son, a 15-year-old teenager, obtained quite a few homophobic messages on Instagram, going so far as inciting suicide. The younger man at the origin of these threats would have been recognized utilizing his pseudonym, which might have enabled fast intervention the subsequent day.

Schooled in one other institution than his alleged sufferer – with whom he solely interacted through the Internet – the suspect was handcuffed in the middle of class with the prior authorization of the director of his faculty, in accordance with our colleagues.

A memorable scene for the college students

Enough to mark his comrades, some of whom testified to BFMTV: “The director knocked on the door and we saw police officers enter. […] The director told us about a serious police intervention. We said to ourselves that they were going to talk to us about something,” recalled a scholar.

The police arrested the teenager in entrance of the class, first asking him to state his surname, earlier than grabbing him “by the arm”, says the identical younger woman, and informing him of the prices in opposition to him: “serious harassment and death threats”.

A case taken head-on by the authorities at a time when suicides are growing and scandals linked to the administration of circumstances of harassment are resurfacing, embarrassing the Ministry of National Education. The father’s grievance instantly gave rise to the opening of an investigation by the public prosecutor’s workplace.