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Published on 05/07/2021 11:52 AM
• Updated 05/07/2021 at 11:53

According to the first elements of the investigation, a CPE (senior education advisor) “was targeted” in particular, without being injured.

The André Malraux high school in Montataire (Oise) was targeted Thursday at midday by several fireworks mortar shots, fired in the direction of a childcare center, potentially targeted personally, said the Senlis prosecutor’s office, specifying “that” no injuries “or damage was to be deplored.” An investigation has been opened for violence against a person in charge of a public service mission, “Senlis public prosecutor Jean-Baptiste Bladier told AFP. According to the first elements of the investigation, a CPE (senior education adviser) “would have been targeted” in particular, without being injured, he said.

“For the moment, we do not know if she was targeted personally or if she was targeted because she was staff of the establishment”, had declared a little earlier the departmental director of public security, Eric Heip. . “All the staff of the Creil police station are mobilized to identify the perpetrators”. One of the hypotheses considered is that these shots “could be linked to decisions taken in a disciplinary framework inside the school, a few days ago” against “one or more students”, added the prosecutor.

In a joint statement, the rectorate and the prefecture of Oise referred to shots launched by “several individuals (…) in the direction of a childcare center and the deputy headmaster” who were “not affected”. “The Particular Safety Plan (PPMS) has been triggered. Students and staff put to safety, ”they continue in this press release. In addition to the police officers present on site, “the rectorate dispatched a mobile academic security team to support the establishment in securing places and people”.

The rector of the Amiens academy Raphaël Muller and the prefect of Oise Corinne Orzechowski “strongly condemn these acts of violence (…) Attacking the public service of education is intolerable”. From the first shots heard, at 12.54 p.m., the management of the Lycée André-Malraux had indicated on social networks that they had set up the “intrusion alert” device which implies a temporary ban on access to the establishment and immediate security. students. In a video posted on social networks and viewed by an AFP correspondent, several individuals, dressed in black and found in the vicinity of the establishment, accompany a man, himself dressed in black and with a hidden face. The latter launched several mortar shots from the forecourt of the establishment.

This is not the first time that violence has taken place at this facility. In November 2020, staff published a video retracing the latest riots of 2018, 2019 and 2020, and calling for more resources and better security for the establishment.