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Lucas suicide: Secretary of State Charlotte Caubel calls for "wrath marches"

2023-01-14T20:57:15.524Z


"It's a tragedy, it's appalling, and everyone must take it on board," reacted the Secretary of State for Children, on the subject.


Faced with the scourge of school bullying, she wants a general awareness.

Secretary of State for Children Charlotte Caubel judged the suicide of Lucas, 13, in the Vosges, on a background of school harassment, this Saturday on BFMTV to be "appalling".

She also called for strong mobilization and awareness-raising against violence between students, suggesting "marches of anger".

"It's a tragedy, it's appalling, and everyone must take it up," said the Secretary of State, referring to the death of Lucas, which occurred on Saturday in Golbey, in the Vosges, while he was the victim, according to his relatives, of harassment because of his homosexuality.

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Arguing that a million children a year are victims of school bullying, Charlotte Caubel denounced the role of intra-family violence and digital technology in the birth of excesses.

“Children generally do what they see or experience.

Violence in families, children see it, suffer it and reproduce it", declared the Secretary of State, adding that "the time of discrimination" had "exceeded the limits of the school", in particular in groups homework help.

“Adults must be exemplary”

Adults, in this sense, must "be exemplary", thundered the Secretary of State.

"I don't think you're born homophobic, kids aren't born that way, so they heard that," she explained.

Camille Caubel also recalled the existence of numbers, 30 20, and 30 18, dedicated respectively to school bullying and digital bullying.

And called for vigilance among witnesses of excesses, but also among "children, teachers, families".

“We must of course accompany the harassed but also the harassers.

The school has set up mediations to bring together the harassed and the harassers.

Bullies can become harassed, we must not forget that, ”she said.

To say “never again!

to violence in schools, the Secretary of State also recalled the importance of "marches of anger".

And stressed the need to punish child bullies, "when they are old enough to be discerning", "at the height of their responsibilities".

Lucas, Amber...

In his diary, Lucas, 13, had expressed his desire to end his life, according to the public prosecutor of Épinal.

In their hearings, his relatives revealed the existence of homophobic mockery and insults of which the teenager had said he was the victim of other students at his college in Golbey.

A preliminary investigation for “school harassment” was also opened on Wednesday.

A march is also planned in tribute to Lucas, at the end of January.

His funeral took place this Saturday in Épinal, under a large police force protecting the family - who wore an LGBT sign - from the press.

Earlier in the morning, a white march to say "stop harassment" was organized in memory of Ambre, an 11-year-old schoolgirl who committed suicide on December 25, in Romans-sur-Isère.

Source: leparis

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