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French Govt forms mobile police units amid school threats

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
French police secure the area after a man with a knife wounded several people at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France, January 11, 2023. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

After the resignation of a school principal in France due to increased threats to the government of this country, it is said that to ensure the security of schools and teachers, a mobile security force will be formed.

According to BBC World, Nicole Belloubet, the French Minister of Education, said on Friday during a visit to a school that this mobile security force is being created to reassure teachers and strengthen security in schools.

Ms. Belloubet said that this mobile security force will consist of 20 education officers who will be stationed anywhere local authorities need additional support within two days of the start of the new academic year.

The French government has stated that schools in this country are facing challenges.

Tensions in French schools peaked after a Muslim student in Paris claimed that her school headteacher had assaulted her because of her Islamic headscarf. However, the police found no evidence to support the student’s claim.

According to BBC World, following this claim, death threats against the school principal escalated on social media, forcing the principal to resign.

French education authorities have reported more than 320 threats across France since midweek, with approximately 50 schools threatened with bombing in Paris alone.

Samuel Paty, a teacher, was beheaded in a suburb of Paris in 2020, and Dominique Bernard, another French teacher, was killed five months ago in a school in the city of Aras.

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