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Lille: a teacher threatened for a school outing project with migrants, the rectorate will file a complaint


As part of an educational project, the teacher was to take her students from the Hypokhâgne preparatory class to a

The rectorate of Lille announced on Tuesday that it had canceled "for safety" an educational outing with migrants from Calais after "threats" on social networks against the organizing teacher, for which he will file a complaint.

This teacher “leads an interdisciplinary educational project, entitled

exile and borders 

” with her Hypokhâgne preparatory class at the Watteau high school in Valenciennes, explained the rectorate of the Lille academy.

In this context, she was to take her students on December 2 to the outskirts of a migrant camp in Calais, in particular to the association supporting exiles, the Auberge des migrants.

But this exit, the details of which were communicated on Monday on social networks by the “vigilant parents network”, close to the Reconquest! party, triggered an outcry from far-right activists.

Personal threats

The departmental delegate of Reconquest!

Simon Flahaut in particular criticized on Twitter the "ideological fight" of the teacher, elected National Rally of Hauts-de-France evoking them a "propaganda for immigration".

Éric Zemmour also reacted on Twitter, judging the students "instrumentalised by their teacher".

In recent hours, "on social networks in particular, this teacher has received various personal threats, and has been widely defamed", regretted the rectorate.

I called on the rector of the Lille academy to obtain the cancellation of the "visit" organized by a philosophy teacher from the Watteau high school in Valenciennes to a migrant camp in Calais.


— Simon FLAHAUT (@SimonFLAHAUT3) November 29, 2022

“Following the violent reactions” it was “decided, jointly with the establishment, to cancel this educational and pedagogical activity, the security conditions not being met”, indicates the rectorate in a press release.

“The benefit of the civil servant's legal protection was granted to the teacher.

The rector strongly condemns the threats made against her and files a complaint,” he added, adding that the complaint will be filed on Wednesday.

Source: leparis

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