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Isère: a student shouts "Allah Akbar" in class and then threatens to commit an attack


Highlights: The 16-year-old is already in custody for two previous offences. He is accused of threatening to kill himself and his friends. He was taken into custody for 48 hours before he was released. He will be tried on October 16 for the second offence. The case is being investigated by the Vienna Court of Appeal. The judge will make a decision on whether or not to order the boy's release on October 17. The court will then make a final decision on his release. The boy is being held in custody until his trial.

The incident took place on Friday at a vocational high school in Vienna. The 16-year-old suspect, already known to the police, was placed under judicial control.

A 16-year-old student at the Lycée professionnel Galilée in Vienne (Isère) got up in class and shouted "Allah Akbar" after watching a video of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) on his computer late Friday morning, September 29 learned from a police source. He then threatened the principal to commit an attack if he was excluded from the establishment, said this source.

The facts were confirmed to Le Figaro by the prosecutor of the Republic of Vienna, Audrey Quey. "The 16-year-old, already convicted twice, was taken into custody the same day. He is already being followed by the juvenile judge in Vienna in two recent cases: one for burglary in May 2023, the other for drug offences in March 2023.

Placed under judicial supervision

The suspect was referred to the Vienna prosecutor's office on Sunday, October 1 after 48 hours in police custody during which a psychiatric assessment was carried out. Investigations are underway to better understand the profile of this young man, says the prosecutor. According to our information, this minor is unknown to territorial intelligence (RT).


Despite the prosecutor's requests for him to be placed in pre-trial detention pending trial, the judge of freedoms and detention of Vienna placed him under judicial control with the obligation to respect the conditions of a placement in CEF (closed educational center, editor's note)," says the prosecutor. The suspect will be tried on October 16 for "glorifying terrorism" and "threatening to commit a crime".

Source: lefigaro

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