A teenager was seriously injured in a fight that occurred this Thursday afternoon at the end of his high school in Clichy-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis).
This second professional student was hit in the head by a "blunt object", according to a police source quoted by AFP.
According to a witness at the scene, he may have been beaten with a baseball bat.
Aware of the arrival of the Samu, he was helicoptered to a hospital center.
Its vital prognosis is engaged.
The facts would have started shortly after 3:30 p.m.
In circumstances which remain to be clarified, an altercation first broke out inside the Alfred-Nobel high school before continuing outside the establishment.
The victim was lying on the ground, allée de Gagny, near the police station when the police intervened on the spot.
Already a violent assault in November 2019
According to a source close to the investigation, the clash would have started for "futile reasons" opposing young people from Clichy and others from the neighboring town of Montfermeil.
If the young victim lives in Livry-Gargan, she would have "lived in Montfermeil for a long time", specifies the same source.
“There are quite regularly unbearable and unfounded tensions between young people from Clichy and Montfermeil, sighs the mayor (DVG) Olivier Klein.
There are no words to say how sad I am to see a young man hospitalized tonight under such circumstances.
I had the mayors of Livry-Gargan and Montfermeil this evening on the phone and we have all been very mobilized against these tensions for a long time.
In early November 2019, a 16-year-old student, also from Montfermeil, had already been injured from several stab wounds to the thigh by another 17-year-old student in front of the Nobel high school, an establishment which is one of those whose results of baccalaureate students have improved the most in recent years.
A few days after this attack, a march against violence had brought together around 200 people.
"No border" between the two cities
In the two cities, many actions are put in place to defuse the rivalries between the young people of the Bosquets district, in Montfermeil, and Chêne Pointu, in Clichy.
“For us, there is no border between Clichy and Montfermeil, continues Olivier Klein.
We have an intercommunal social center.
The inhabitants of the two cities see each other permanently.
Everyone has friends or family on the other side.
We work every day to try to understand this violence, to make progress, but from time to time, despite the mediations, the public action ... It escapes us.
But young people must understand that nothing justifies such violence.
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Principal of the André-Boulloche high school in Livry-Gargan and departmental secretary of SNPDEN (the union of management staff), Radouane M'Hamdi “deplores all these rivalries between neighborhoods which enter our establishments, and which pose very big problems for us.
"He calls for the" collaborative work "set up between establishments to continue and" be consolidated ".