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Ln June 25, 2019, Evaëlle, an 11-year-old schoolgirl, dedicated suicide within the household pavilion in Herblay, in Val-d'Oise. A trainer, a French trainer, was indicted for having harassed the scholar. She can be judged by the Pontoise legal court docket for having “degraded the living conditions” of {the teenager}.

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He is accused of getting “regularly humiliated” Evaëlle in entrance of her class, of getting “isolated her at the back” and of getting organized “class hours relating to school harassment during which she stigmatized her as being the victim of harassment by her comrades and forced her to answer their questions,” writes the decide in her order consulted by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

All of those behaviors had “the effect of a very significant deterioration in the living conditions of the young girl, who isolated herself more and more”.

School bullying “considered in the broad sense”

An announcement welcomed by the lawyer for {the teenager}'s household, Delphine Meillet. “In view of the extremely serious facts accused of the professor when we know the tragic end of Evaëlle […]this is the first time that school bullying has been considered in the broad sense,” she reacted to AFP.

“That is to say” within the sense “where an investigating judge has ruled that a teacher must be dismissed for reprehensible acts of school harassment against a student,” she clarified. .

READ ALSO Suicide of Evaëlle, 11 years outdated: for fogeys, the harassment didn’t solely come from the scholars “I would like to emphasize that my client's initial involvement in the tragic death of Evaëlle has been completely ruled out,” declared Maître Marie Roumiantseva, counsel for the trainer, now 61 years outdated.

Indeed, within the order issued by the decide, the qualification of involuntary murder is dismissed. No accused, whether or not the trainer or the youngsters, is fired for these info.

“As for the alleged moral harassment attributed to my client, the latter firmly refutes it and will explain it to the trial court if necessary,” added Maître Roumiantseva.

Victims of harassment in main and center faculty

On June 21, 2019, Evaëlle's father discovered his 11-year-old daughter hanging from her mattress of their home in Herblay (Val-d'Oise). Six months earlier, {the teenager} had tried to set hearth to a beam in the home after a pleasant breakup.

Since Evaëlle entered sixth grade on the Isabelle-Autissier school in Herblay, issues have multiplied for the younger lady, already the sufferer of bullying in main faculty. Beyond the insulting and violent conduct of classmates, she faces tensions along with her French trainer over the implementation of a medical protocol regarding again issues.

READ ALSO School harassment: a couple of scholar affected per classInitially, the state of affairs was resolved internally and Evaëlle, described as precocious, cheerful however having difficulties in social relationships, was not afraid of going to French class.

However, a couple of months later, the trainer requested, throughout a session devoted to high school bullying, the scholars to precise their criticisms to Evaëlle who then needed to clarify herself. Faced along with her tears, the trainer turned indignant and ordered her to reply the questions, in line with the scholars' tales.

Ban on educating

In February 2019, Evaëlle's dad and mom filed a criticism towards college students and withdrew their daughter from school. She had since been adopted by a psychologist however a brand new violent conduct in her new faculty had prompted her to behave out.

The trainer can also be accused of getting harassed two different center faculty college students and obtained a dismissal for a fourth scholar.

As for the three youngsters initially prosecuted for having harassed Evaëlle, one benefited from a dismissal of the case and two have been referred to the youngsters's court docket for harassment of a minor. Since 2021, the trainer can not train minors and has an obligation to offer psychological care.

Furthermore, National Education compensated the household for ethical harm, in line with the Versailles rectorate, in trade for the abandonment of potential proceedings towards the State.