French student points gun at teacher’s head charged: 15 year old Creteil teen charged with aggravated result following incident at Edouard-Branly High School.
A 15 year old French school student is facing jail time after pointing a gun at his teacher and shouting, ‘put your head down’ as he held the weapon directly over the woman’s head from behind.
French media reported the incident happening Thursday morning, circa 10am- as the boy and a group of friends forced their way into a classroom where the teacher was marking work at Edouard–Branly High School in Creteil, a south east suburb of greater Paris.
In the incident which was caught on film, the boys can be heard sniggering as the female teacher remains calm as the student wielding the pistol barks orders at her.
Screams the teen at one stage, ‘put your head down.’
Come Sunday, the teen student- who wasn’t being publicly named stood in front of a judge after turning himself into a police station with his father.
During questioning, the student insisted that the pistol was fake and that he was simply enjoying a joke – without any intent to intimidate the teacher. The teen said he wasn’t aware that he was being filmed.
Le Parisien newspaper reported the teen boy being angry that the teacher had previously marked him down as absent when he had been merely late for class.
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Following the ‘incident’– the un-named teacher- made a complaint of ‘violent threats with a weapon’, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.
Even if a weapon is a fake, the charge still stands when a pistol is ‘used as if it is a real one,’ said a legal source close to the case.
Come Sunday night, the bbc reported the teen been charged with aggravated violence.
Another high school student who’d been arrested, Friday night after supplying the teen with the dummy weapon- was soon after released.
The video which has since gone viral- led to France’s President Emmanuel Macron demanding that the Interior Ministry ‘take all measures to ensure that what happened is punished, and that this type of behavior is permanently banned from schools’.
Marine Le Pen, the president of France’s National Rally (formerly Front National), tweeted that the teacher looked relatively calm. The absence of an immediate report and complaint by the school ‘suggests that this type of incident is regular,’ she wrote.
The incident comes at a time of increasing violence among school children in France, especially on housing projects around major cities.
#MorningAddiction A French teenager has been charged with aggravated violence after video footage showed him pointing a fake gun at his teacher in the Parisian suburb of Creteil, prosecutors said on Sunday.#AroundTheWorld pic.twitter.com/xLLt70ZoaM
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