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Terrorism Threats Force Evacuations at Schools in France: An Urgent Call for Greater Security in the Education Sector

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Over 20 schools in France on high alert as threats of attacks prompt mass student evacuations amid heightened tension

Amidst the ongoing threats of terrorism in France, at least 20 schools in Paris received terrorist attack threats, affecting neighborhoods in the XII, XV, XIX, and XVI districts. The rectorate of the French capital has confirmed these reports.

France is currently on “emergency attack alert” under the Vigipirate anti-terrorist plan after the recent terrorist attack in Russia by ISIS K, which also threatened France. One of the affected schools, Pierre Alviset, in the V neighborhood of Paris, had to evacuate all students before 9 am due to threats of a terrorist nature. Another incident occurred at Jean de la Fontaine high school in the 16th neighborhood, where 1,700 students were sent home after a bomb alert forced the evacuation of the school building.

The messages received by schools via the ETN system referenced bomb threats accompanied by alarming content, leading to the closure of accounts that received the messages to prevent further exposure to students. In addition to the threats in Paris, dozens of high schools in the south of France also received similar threats, causing fear and concern among the educational community.

The situation is further exacerbated by tensions surrounding the issue of secularism and the use of veils by Muslim students in schools. This has led to conflicts and threats against school officials. The recent resignation of Lycée Maurice-Ravel’s director after receiving death threats highlights this challenge faced by French education institutions.

These incidents have sparked debates and criticism from politicians and members of society questioning how well French authorities are able to protect schools and ensure student safety. The ongoing history of attacks on educators in France adds urgency to this matter. For instance, Professor Samuel Paty was beheaded for showing his class a caricature depicting Prophet Muhammad during a lesson on freedom speech, while teacher Dominique Bernard was murdered for standing up against Muslim separatists trying to take over her school.

As authorities investigate these security concerns and work towards ensuring that no more attacks occur on French schools or teachers or staff members working therein it remains clear that maintaining security within our educational institutions will require ongoing vigilance from everyone involved – government officials

By Samantha Nguyen

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