A 16-year-old died Thursday after having received two blows of a knife in a brawl in front of a high school in marseille. Five people have been remanded in custody the same evening.
“He recognized in police custody, it remains to characterize the facts,” said a source close to the investigation. The high school student who is suspected of having brought the knife deadly to a teenager of 16 years in front of a professional high school to the southern districts of Marseille on Thursday, has admitted the facts in police custody. The dispute initial between two high school students, which led to the drama, is “a confused high school students,” according to the first elements of the investigation, entrusted to the departmental safety. The weapon, a knife according to the first elements, has not yet been found by investigators. The prosecutor of the Republic of Marseille Xavier Tarabeux needed to speak Friday at 16: 00.
The teenager of 16 years died on Thursday after being stabbed in the neck and thorax. The four high school students involved, including the alleged abuser, were placed in police custody, and the mother of the latter, said Thursday, Xavier Tarabeux. The attacker “has no known history”.
“This death is a result, apparently, of a dispute between two high school students who are in their first year of professional degree, a dispute which we do not know the origin,” he previously said on the scene. At the end of the course, he explained, a brawl broke out in front of the high school Poinso-Chapuis between a high school student that his mother had come to seek and to another with which there was conflict, accompanied by three students from the lycée Léonard-de-Vinci, a city-center property.
The entourage managed to separate them, but the young man pulled out a knife and dealt two blows in one of the high school students of Leonardo da Vinci, wounding him seriously. Supported by the marine brigade while he was in cardio-respiratory arrest, the victim died during his transfer to the hospital. “We found the presence of two great evils, two shots of knives that have been made both at the level of the thorax and at the level of the carotid artery, which resulted in the death of the victim,” said Xavier Tarabeux.
In a statement, the minister of national Education, Najat Vallaud Belkacem, has expressed his “immense emotion”. The minister has “extended his sincere condolences to the family and relatives of the high school student”. “A cell medico-psychological is available to students and the whole educational community and will stay as long as necessary,” she said.
According to The daily la Provence, a number of violent incidents have been identified in high schools in marseille recently: in a lycée in the 15th arrondissement (northern districts), teachers have exercised their right of withdrawal after an intrusion threatening and in a lycée in the 3rd arrondissement, a high school student was injured in a fight with a knife.
“A large number of colleagues alert us about the great tension that prevails in Marseille, in the last few weeks, especially but not only before the institutions of education a priority,” responded in a press release Gilles Auteroche, academic secretary of the national Union of the personnel of department of national Education (SNPEN-UNSA).
The trade unionist says he has expressed “concerns” to the rector, and having requested the presence of security agents in front of the establishments.