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Safety Concerns Rise After Parisian Schools Receive Terror Attack Threats

BySamantha Nguyen

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

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, at least 20 schools in Paris received terrorist attack threats, affecting neighborhoods in the XII, XV, XIX, and XVI districts. As a result of these threats, 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. These messages led to the closure of accounts that received them to prevent further exposure to students. In addition to the threats in Paris, dozens of high schools in southern France also received similar threats, causing fear and concern among the educational community.

Tensions surrounding the issue of secularism and the use of veils by Muslim students in schools have added fuel to this situation. The resignation of Lycée Maurice-Ravel’s director after receiving death threats is just one example of how conflicts over secular values have led to violence against school officials.

Politicians and members of the public have expressed their concerns about the government’s ability to protect schools and ensure student safety. The recent history of attacks on educators in France highlights ongoing extremism within our education system. For instance, Professor Samuel Paty was beheaded for showing his class images from Charlie Hebdo cartoons while teaching French language classes, while teacher Dominique Bernard was murdered for her role in reporting an assault on a fellow teacher who had been attacked because he was wearing a Jewish star pendant necklace.

As authorities investigate these attacks and work on improving security measures, it is clear that our education system remains vulnerable to terrorism. While we strive for safety and security for our students and staff members alike

By Samantha Nguyen

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