The teenager taken into police custody on Friday March 15 after threatening to kill the principal of his college was released. At the same time, the Dijon public prosecutor indicated that a judicial investigation, in particular for “attempted voluntary homicide” had been opened against him.

Facts of particular gravity. Arrested Friday afternoon after threatening the principal of his college with a knife, the teenager implicated in this case was released after his custody was lifted, the prosecutor announced this Sunday, March 17. Republic of Dijon, Olivier Caracotch, reports BFMTV. At the same time, the prosecutor announced that a judicial investigation had been opened for the charge of “attempted intentional homicide against a teacher” and “intentional violence”. The prosecution specifies that a request for pre-trial detention has been made against the schoolboy.

Aged 15, the teenager attacked the principal of the Édouard-Herriot college in Chenôve (Côte-d’Or) where he attends 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.