Five people were then arrested and placed in police custody, said the prosecutor of the Republic of Marseille, Xavier Tarabeux Thursday night after the death of a high school student 16 years of age, killed of a blow of knife in front of the high school professional Poinso-Chapuis.
The five persons heard by the investigators are four high school students and the mother of one of them.
“This death is a result 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 also said at the scene.
A dispute between high school students
The brawl broke out at the exit of course, before the high school Poinso-Chapuis between a high school student that his mother had come to seek and to another with whom he was in conflict. This last was accompanied by three students from the lycée Léonard de Vinci, a city-center property. The victim is one of those students of the lycée Léonard de Vinci.
According to the first elements of the investigation, the two high school students from Poinso-Chapuis would have been separated during this fight, but the young man who came with his mother, he pulled out a knife and has struck 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 transport 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, it is this that has resulted in the death of the victim”,
said Mr Tarabeux.
The four high school students involved, including the attacker, were arrested, as well as the mother of the latter, said Mr Tarabeux. The attacker “has no known history,” he said.
The property Poinso-Chapuis is located in the 8th arrondissement of Marseille, in a district rather easy, rarely touched by the violence that is experienced by some cities disadvantaged of the city. Not far from the sea, it is specialized in the fields of boating, inlay, marine, cabinet making or maintenance in the water.
Around 18: 00, school children, bag on the back, came out slowly from the street to the high school, completely blocked by the forces of law and order, even for the local residents. A little later, when small groups of inhabitants were allowed to return to their home, a woman, surrounded by police officers inside the security zone, collapsed in tears.
A cell medico-psychological establishment
In a statement, the minister of national Education Najat Vallaud Belkacem, has been a part of son “immense emotion“. The minister has “and sent his condolences
to the family and relatives of the student”. the “A cell of medico-psychological is available to students and the whole educational community and will remain so for as long as necessary“, she indicated.
“A large number of colleagues alert us about the great tension that prevails in Marseille, in the last few weeks, especially but not only in the schools of the priority education”, has 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 been a part of their “concerns to the rector, and having requested the presence of security agents in front of the establishments. the “The violence that was unleashed in front of this school this evening demonstrates that it is urgent to work on all these issues of education,” responded the vice-president to the security of the region Paca, Caroline Pozmentier. A meeting around the prefect must be organized in an emergency “with all partners” she added, in the face of “this violence is intolerable”.