The day after the start of the school year, a high school student was found hanging in his room in Poissy, in Yvelines. The 15-year-old boy was the victim of school bullying, which could, according to the first elements of the investigation, explain his action.

Is bullying at school the cause of this drama? A 15-year-old high school student was found dead on Tuesday September 5 in his room at his home in Poissy in the Yvelines. It was the teenager’s mother who discovered the body hanging from the loft bed with a bolster case around its neck. The young man was in cardiopulmonary arrest when he was found and the emergency services were unable to revive him.

An investigation has been opened to find the causes of death, but the police at the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine police station favor the suicide trail after the first observations made at the victim’s home. The causes of this drama could be directly related to school bullying, but investigators have not found an “established link with these facts” at this time.

“An investigation is underway but the first elements which have been reported by the services clearly attest that acts of harassment had been declared during the 2022-2023 school year,” said the Ministry of National Education this Wednesday. At the start of the evening, the Minister of Education, Gabriel Attal, spoke more about the suicide of the high school student. “Each tragedy is one tragedy too many, which reminds us that we are not up to the task,” declared the one who had just “exchanged with the young boy’s mother” in order to give her “all his support” . “Words are very little in the face of such a tragedy. Our hearts all suffer with his family, his loved ones, his comrades,” nevertheless admitted the minister.

“The student suffered repeated bullying and insults”, confirmed Gabriel Attal, specifying that “an investigation is underway” and that the teenager was “under follow-up regularly by the CPE”. A listening and support unit has also been opened within the establishment where the young man was educated last year, also indicated the Minister of National Education.

During his speech, Gabriel Attal also announced the opening of an administrative investigation as well as a strong initiative “against school bullying. “A lot of things have been started”, reminded the minister, stating: “We have deployed the pHARe program which should be generalized this year in all high schools. An adult referent will be appointed from this year in each establishment.” Finally, Gabriel Attal underlined that he himself “announced a certain number of strong measures this summer”, referring to “the fact that from now on it will be up to the harasser to change his mind. establishment and no longer to the victim of the harassment” or even “the fact that we will now be able to impose disciplinary sanctions on a student who cyber-harasses a student from another establishment, which was not possible before “.

According to information from the Parisian, Brigitte Macron and the Renaissance deputy for the 12th district of Yvelines, Karl Olive, should go to the family home this Thursday, September 7.

The 15-year-old and his father had reported school harassment to the Poissy police station in 2022, in a handrail that did not result in a complaint. The headmaster of the high school where the deceased young man was studying and the rectorate had been seized. According to information from the Parisian, two students from the young man’s former school, the Lycée Adrienne-Bolland, regularly attacked the victim. The teenager had since changed high schools and returned to a professional high school in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, as reported by BFMTV.

If the school harassment suffered by the victim is not in doubt, the investigators must now determine if the facts persisted despite the change of establishment and if they are at the origin of the death of the high school student. “His environment, including the school aspect, is verified”, assure the investigators who seized the teenager’s phone and other computer objects.