Two 14 and 15-year-old schoolchildren and two 15 and 16-year-old high school students were arrested and taken into custody yesterday after the fireworks mortar attack at the André-Malraux high school on Thursday. This Sunday, they will be presented and heard by the Senlis children's judge to notify them of their indictment. The adolescents will be prosecuted "on the count of attempted degradation by a means dangerous for people. In addition, one of them will be prosecuted for violence against a person entrusted with a public service mission, indicates Jean-Baptiste Bladier, public prosecutor of Senlis. The prosecution will require their placement under judicial supervision in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance of February 2, 1945. "
During their hearings, the four young people admitted to having participated in the attack in order to "provoke a blockade of the school" they mentioned.
Two of them are also educated in the establishment.
The André-Malraux high school was the target of fireworks mortars last Thursday.
No one, students or staff of the establishment, had been injured.
This Thursday, the assault started with a container fire in front of the school, then two hours later, at 12:10 p.m., by the triggering of the fire alarm. It was only around 12:50 pm that the Principal Education Advisor (CPE) saw “6 or 7 individuals, all wearing hoods and dressed in black, busying themselves around a shopping bag on the ground”, declares- she told the police. While some of them seem to be holding bottles with flammable liquid, the most vindictive approaches the CPE with a firework mortar and aims at it, saying: "Here, this is for you".
The latter fled. She barely had time to close the gate and return to the establishment when five or six bursts of mortar fire were unleashed in her direction. The counselor then joined two educational assistants, the deputy headmaster and a student. Staff and students will remain confined in the establishment for more than an hour, while the police judge the situation out of danger.
In the process, a teenager was arrested on the forecourt of the school and taken into custody.
This minor, not part of the school, had been identified in the group of attackers.
Investigators from the Creil police station then discovered four plastic bottles containing a “greenish liquid” that could be flammable, as well as a bottle of fire-lighter.
Staff at the facility also gave them a used firework mortar.
Among the four minors arrested, one of them is known to the courts, he is the subject of an indictment in a procedure still to be judged.
This Sunday, the mayor of Montataire welcomes these arrests. "I hope that these morons will be severely punished and that these rapid arrests will calm the feeling of impunity of these young people, who in addition, film their exploits and publish them on social networks", comments Jean-Pierre Bosino (PCF).