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School harassment in Pontoise: "I saw no solution, I was afraid to go to high school"


In just four weeks, a final year student in Pontoise (Val-d'Oise) experienced a descent into hell, harassed by a cam

These two weeks of advanced vacation, Sofia

(the first name has been changed)

greeted them with increased relief.

The last time this 18-year-old graduation student briefly went to class, she says she felt uncontrollable "panic".

However, this young resident of Jouy-le-Moutier (Val-d'Oise) is a studious and diligent student, who has always loved school.

But in mid-February, his career changed because of another student from his establishment, located in Pontoise.

"I had the impression that she was bitterly against me ..." The word "harassment" only came out at the police station, when Sofia went to file a complaint and the police helped her describe what was wrong with her. had happened to him.

If she is still far from feeling really better, the high school student - supported by her mother - has decided to testify.

“Because I tell myself that this story could happen to others,” she explains.

"I told myself that it was all kidding"

But over the weeks, everyone around him changes their attitude strangely.

“It was becoming common for people to come to me at school to tell me that, according to Lola

(the name has been changed)

, I spoke badly of them.

And she, I heard her talk badly about me as soon as I passed her in the hallway.


Rumors are multiplying, with a power boosted by social networks, especially Snapchat discussions.

Sofia becomes the one to be avoided, the one who supposedly denies all her friends and would even cheat on her boyfriend.

"We were only getting confused, he didn't believe me, I had to end the relationship," says the high school student.


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Weakened, she tries to ignore the situation.

“I thought it was all kidding.

But the truth is, Sofia is alone.

The rare times a friend still speaks to her, she is jostled by Lola who then physically pushes away all those who still dare to approach "the enemy".

One morning, Sofia burst into tears at home, just as she was leaving for class.

" I did not know what to do.

»She confides but refuses that her mother intervenes.

“That same evening, I saw no solution.

I was afraid to go to high school, and at the same time I knew that not attending classes would penalize me for the bac… ”Devastated, she swallows some medicines that she finds in the bathroom.

Sofia, nauseous and in a burst of lucidity, will finally make herself vomit.

A teacher sounds the alarm

The next day, she confides in a classmate by telephone interposed and her gesture will reach the ears of a teacher who will sound the alarm.

Shocked, Sofia's mother finally manages to collect all the secrets of her daughter and realizes the hell she has been living for four weeks.


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But the response of the educational institution remains totally insufficient from its point of view.

“The school received us a week later.

Beautiful sentences were lined up to support us, but in reality nothing happened.

I left frustrated.

As for the inspection, they immediately offered to change my daughter's establishment!

But why should she be the one who should go?


"I hope that the courses will not resume full time"

Sofia was unable to return to class for three weeks. And when she made an appearance again, two of her teachers weren't even aware of what had happened to her. The only commitment made by the establishment was to ensure, via the half-gauge timetables, that the two young girls were never brought to cross. "I hope that the courses will not resume full time, there is only the month of May ...", breathes Sofia. "Even at home, she can no longer work after all that, she spends a lot of time in her bed", worries her mother.

For the high school student, the private establishment of Pontoise has never tried to act against the phenomenon of harassment. “Yet there are things that are happening and everyone knows it. I saw a young man harassed for years from the sixth grade, there was never a reaction. "

Source: leparis

All news articles on 2021-04-20

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