France to Take Legal Action Against Teenager for False Accusation Against School Headscarf Incident


France to Take Legal Action Against Teenager for False Accusation in Headscarf Incident

France’s Prime Minister has announced that the state will sue a teenage girl for falsely accusing her headteacher of striking her during a dispute over her wearing an Islamic head-covering.

The headteacher resigned from Maurice Ravel Lycée in Paris after receiving death threats on social media following the incident.

This incident comes amid heightened concerns about Islamist threats to French schools following the murders of two teachers in recent years.

In the altercation on February 28, the headteacher asked three female pupils to remove their head coverings in accordance with French law. While two complied, the third did not, leading to the altercation.

The headteacher subsequently faced death threats on social media, prompting his resignation and police intervention. However, police found no evidence to support the accusation that he had struck the girl.

Prime Minister Gabriel Attal emphasized the government’s support for officials facing breaches of secularism and Islamist infiltration in education institutions.

Politicians from across the political spectrum expressed outrage at the incident, with many criticizing the government’s handling of school safety.

Meanwhile, several Paris schools were forced to close recently due to bomb threats, which authorities suspect may be part of a broader disinformation campaign.

As investigations continue, Prime Minister Attal warned of efforts by foreign actors, including Russia, to destabilize French society.

The developments underscore the ongoing challenges faced by French authorities in safeguarding schools and countering extremism.

Please note that the names of individuals involved have been omitted to comply with privacy guidelines.


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