Aged 15, the teenager who threatened the principal of a college in Chenôve (Côte-d’Or) was indicted this Sunday, March 17, announced the Dijon prosecutor’s office.

The 15-year-old student arrested Friday after threatening the principal of a college in the suburbs of Dijon with a knife was indicted for “attempted intentional homicide against a teacher, a person responsible for a public service mission, violence with a weapon, in a school establishment and against people entrusted with a public service mission, intentional violence with a weapon in a school establishment and against people entrusted with a public service mission, threats of crime or offense against persons against a teacher or member of staff working in educational establishments, intrusion into a school establishment with a weapon”, and placed in pre-trial detention, explained the Public Prosecutor in Dijon, Olivier Caracotch. In other words, for all of the alleged offenses.

The teenager attacked the principal of the Édouard-Herriot college in Chenôve (Côte-d’Or) where he attended school, Friday March 15 in the early afternoon. As reported by Le Bien public, the student had just been excluded from one of his classes when he was received in the headteacher’s office. It was at that time that he allegedly gave her a letter in which mention was made of a “hostage-taking in reference to the November 2015 attacks that occurred in Paris,” reports BFMTV, before threatening death. his interlocutor using a kitchen knife.

During his interview with investigators, the young man, who did not dispute the facts with which he is accused, gave two completely different explanations to justify his actions. Initially, the schoolboy explained to investigators that he wanted to “take revenge” on the principal of the establishment “by screwing her up, then changed his mind”, explained Olivier Caracotch. “Crashing a teacher was too serious,” he explained during his hearing. Described as a difficult student, he was temporarily excluded from the establishment before the winter holidays after an incident with his English teacher and principal of his college.

It was only at the end of his custody that the teenager provided a second version to investigators. Thus, according to the prosecutor’s statements, “the student explained that he had been recruited by acquaintances to kill his principal at his college, her, and three members of the educational team.” He would have been promised remuneration after the events were carried out. However, Olivier Caracotch believes that in view of the investigation carried out, there is no “objective element” to corroborate this version, which could simply be linked to a desire for the student to “give importance” by due to the media coverage of this affair.