aged four and five years, the two schoolgirls were affected, one at the head and one at the back, with lead shots Friday during the lunch break. A 13 year old boy was arrested and placed in custody Sunday morning.
In full recreation on Friday after lunch, children Kindergarten Ariane Muriers, told in a sensitive area of Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes have been targets of lead shots fired from outside the school. Two girls, aged 4 and 5 years, were taken to hospital, hit in the head for one, back to the other by the shooting, said the rector of the city. Their wounds are superficial.
Sunday morning, two days after the incident, police arrested and placed in custody a 13 year old boy, suspected of being the author of the shots. A pellet gun was found and seized from him, told AFP Marcel Authier, departmental director of public safety of the Alpes-Maritimes. The boy is domiciled in the vicinity of the school. “The investigation continues to determine if he is the author of the shots and, if so, what were his motives,” said the policeman.
According to Le Parisien , citing the town hall, a dozen shots were made Friday. The children were immediately placed in safety inside the school, pending the intervention of security forces. Other weights were found in the school yard.
A safety device will be set up around the school, the time of the survey. On Monday, the Rector will install a psychological support cell in the school, which has 115 students. The rector will be present to share with families.
The president Republicans (LR) of the PACA region and mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi , denounced in a statement the “intolerable acts against children” and said to give its “support for the two injured children, parents, teachers, municipal staff, all very shocked by this senseless violence.” “These violent facts confirm my decision to install in schools, a warning device directly connected to the CSU for the municipal and national policies can be contacted immediately,” he also wrote on his Facebook page .
The president of the Alpes-Maritimes department, Éric Ciotti (LR) did express his “emotion” on Twitter.