French teacher stabbed to death by mother of student
Friday, July 04, 2014 - 00:48
A teacher is stabbed to death in front of her pupils by a student's mother who the government says had psychiatric problems. Linda So reports.
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Police surround the school where a French teacher was stabbed to death in front of her students on the last day of school.
The government says the 34-year-old teacher, who was married and had two young children was stabbed and killed by the mother of a student.
The suspect was arrested not far from the school about 20 minutes after the deadly attack.
France's education minister responded to the scene immediately.
SOUNDBITE: (French) EDUCATION MINISTER BENOIT HAMON SAYING:
"This July 4, a time that we're meant to be feeling happy for the children that school's finishing and the holidays are starting and the teachers have rounded off a year, will now definitively be a day of mourning for all of us because of this abominable crime."
The preliminary investigation shows the woman who stabbed the teacher had known psychiatric problems.
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