The Telegraph is reporting that a French nursery school teacher yesterday (Monday) claimed he was stabbed in his classroom by an Isil supporter before admitting he invented the entire story.
The 45-year-old teacher at a school in Aubervilliers, north-east of Paris, was taken to hospital with light stab wounds in his side and throat.
He had earlier claimed that a man in overalls and a balaclava had arrived while he was preparing his class on Monday, grabbed a box cutter and scissors that were in the room, and attacked him.
The teacher further claimed that the man shouted: “This is Daesh (an Arabic acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). This is a warning.”
Prosecutors were quizzing the teacher on Monday night, whose injuries were not considered life-threatening, over why he lied and stabbed himself.
News of the “attack” had earlier sent shockwaves around France, still traumatised by the Paris attacks of November 13 that killed 130.
It came weeks after Isil’s French-language magazine Dar-al-Islam called for its followers to kill French school teachers, describing them as “enemies of Allah”…
This sounds like someone who needs help, but what an unbelievably stupid thing to have done in a situation that is already full of fear and tension.
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