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The Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, introduced Wednesday night that the State “was going to file a complaint” for “slanderous denunciation” towards the coed who accused the principal of her Parisian highschool of getting assaulted her after her refusal to take away her veil. The head of the institution had been obtained just a few hours earlier at Matignon.

“Collective failure”, “defeat of the State”: the announcement of the departure of the principal of the Parisian highschool Maurice-Ravel, threatened with demise after an altercation with a pupil to make her take away her veil, sparks a wave of indignation . The head of the institution went to Matignon on Wednesday March 27.

The Prime Minister was eager to “provide his support to the principal and the educational community” by receiving him within the afternoon, his entourage indicated earlier than this assembly the place Gabriel Attal was accompanied by his Minister of National Education , Nicole Belloubet.

The Prime Minister estimated in mid-March that secularism in colleges “is threatened”, and stated he was “committed to full respect” of this precept, whereas its software in colleges continues to trigger a stir, twenty years after the legislation prohibiting the sporting of ostentatious spiritual symbols in institutions.

In the night, the pinnacle of presidency introduced that the State “was going to file a complaint” for “slanderous denunciation” towards the coed who had accused the principal of her highschool of getting assaulted her after she refused to take away her veil.

“The State, the institution, will always stand alongside its agents, those who are on the front line facing these attacks on secularism, facing these attempts at Islamist entryism into our educational establishments,” argued the pinnacle of presidency on TF1, the day after the announcement of the departure of the principal of the Maurice-Ravel highschool, who has been threatened with demise for the reason that incident.

At the start of March, Nicole Belloubet went to the Maurice-Ravel college campus, within the twentiethe district, to supply “support” to the pinnacle of the institution, deploring the “unacceptable attacks” of which he was the goal on social networks for the reason that altercation on February 28 with the coed enrolled in BTS.

An investigation was opened in Paris for cyberharassment, after demise threats towards the principal had been made on the Internet. A 26-year-old younger man from Hauts-de-Seine was arrested and have to be tried on April 23 in Paris for having threatened to kill him on the Internet.

“These attacks recently caused two victims”

“Secularism” is “constantly put to the test. And we see, there is a form of Islamist entryism which manifests itself in particular in our educational establishments”, declared Gabriel Attal, Wednesday night on TF1.

“This entryism, these attacks recently caused two victims in the National Education family, Dominique Bernard and Samuel Paty,” he stated. These two academics had been killed in Islamist assaults, Samuel Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in October 2020 and Dominique Bernard in Arras in October 2023.

In the afternoon, Gabriel Attal paid tribute to the principal “because he has great dignity in this ordeal. He was due to retire in June. (…) Some advised him, for reasons security reasons, to leave a little earlier,” stated Gabriel Attal.

He “simply did his job.” “He asked a young woman to apply the law, that is to say, to remove her veil in the school establishment. This young woman refused him and, worse still, she tried to intimidate him accusing him of molesting her or of violence,” he stated.

“These accusations” had been “then relayed on social networks”, together with “by certain elected officials, I am thinking of a member of La France insoumise”, and “gave rise to demise threats towards this principal “, he said.

“This is what 'no waves' leads to”

Two complaints had, moreover, been filed: one by the student “for violence not leading to incapacity for work”, and one by the principal “for an act of intimidation in direction of an individual taking part within the execution of 'a public service mission to acquire an exemption from the foundations governing this service'.

The pupil's grievance was dismissed for “insufficiently characterized offense”, the Paris prosecutor's workplace stated on Wednesday.

A month after the occasions, the principal left his place “for security reasons”, in keeping with a message despatched Tuesday to academics, college students and fogeys by the brand new head of the institution. The rectorate, for its half, spoke of “personal convenience” and an “early departure” for retirement, “a few months” earlier than it, “in view of the events which have marked these last weeks”.

This early departure sparked a wave of indignation within the political class. From the left to the far proper, officers deplored a “failure” within the face of the “Islamist movement”.

“This is what 'no waves' leads to, this is where small cowardices and big renunciations lead us,” reacted the president of the Les Républicains senators Bruno Retailleau.

“Mobilized teams”

“We cannot accept it,” declared the chief of the socialist deputies Boris Vallaud, denouncing a “collective failure”.

“It’s above all a defeat for the State,” stated the pinnacle of the Reconquest record on Sud Radio! within the European elections, Marion Maréchal.

The socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, is “appalled and dismayed” however “understands” the choice “to protect herself”, in keeping with her workplace. Valérie Pécresse, president of the Île-de-France area, judged that the “attackers (of the principal, Editor's note) must be put out of harm's way”.

The principal “did not resign”, for her half affirmed Nicole Belloubet earlier than the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Assembly. “He is in retirement (…). He is currently on special leave of absence until July, until the date of his retirement,” she added.

The new principal of the varsity complicated, who took workplace on Monday, defined that he had been “assigned by the academic management” to make sure the “interim until next July”, in his message to the tutorial neighborhood.

During her go to to the institution originally of March, Nicole Belloubet confused {that a} “series of measures” had been taken to guard the principal, “from functional protection to work on social networks, in connection with the Pharos platform “from reporting illegal content online, including “securing the establishment”.

His ministry assured Wednesday that it “never abandons its agents” within the face of threats and that its groups “remain mobilized”.

With AFP