Four men armed with an iron bar entered the Jeanne Deroin nursery school on Monday in Montpellier, in pursuit of an animator they hit. A father who tried to intervene was also severely beaten. Mobilization of parents Tuesday evening to denounce the assault.

The scene first took place in the very premises of the Jeanne Deroin nursery school, La Martelle district in Montpellier this Monday at the end of the afternoon after the end of classes at 5.30 pm. Four men, one of whom was armed with an iron bar, entered the school, they were obviously looking for one of the school leaders.

The 35-year-old man was severely punched and taken to the front of the school where the beating continued. He was also reportedly hit with an iron bar. A 32-year-old dad who attended the scene tried to intervene, he too received violent punches. The four men fled. Several children attended the scene.

The host and the dad are only slightly injured, but both very shocked. This Tuesday morning, several animators were also absent, also very touched. The animator victim of the beatings has worked in this school for 12 years.

The following evening, Tuesday, the parents accompanied by their children organized a rally in front of the school, a few hundred people in total. “We mark the occasion because we think that it is completely intolerable to allow violence within the school” explains Raphaëlle Rocher, the president of the association of parents of pupils.

Colleagues of the facilitator also made a point of being present. “Adrien got up, he came to work for the children and they find themselves in a situation like this. We do not understand how it could have happened” indignant one of the school leaders.

This Tuesday morning Fanny Dombre-Coste, first assistant in charge of school affairs in Montpellier was on site to support the animation teams and teachers. She was there again this Tuesday evening to meet the parents. “In connection with National Education, the City has deployed a support system: a work psychologist from the town hall, a psychologist from National Education, specialists from the CHU were present at the school today. of National Education and the City were also with the teams. “

In the coming days, the municipal police will be more present during the school entry and exit hours. Its mission will be to calm the school environment and reassure families. “It is now up to the national police and justice to shed light on this aggression, so that the perpetrators are identified and punished. The city of Montpellier will support the investigation and will naturally be alongside the victims in their efforts . “

Last March, another intrusion occurred at the Galilée school in the Hauts de Massane district in Montpellier. Two young people had entered the school to try to recover drugs hidden in a bag that a mother had brought back to school thinking it was a snack bag.

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