The teachers of an elementary school in Pacé, a small town north of Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine) have been on strike since Monday, after the attack on a teacher by one of her students last week, indicates Ouest -France.
Last Tuesday, a CM2 student with a disability got into a physical and verbal anger towards his teacher.
The student allegedly kicked the teacher with his shoes and tried to hit her with crutches, before another student intervened to interrupt his classmate.
"In view of the young age of this minor, his criminal responsibility cannot be engaged," said the Rennes prosecutor to the local daily, who added that "proceedings concerning him are open under child protection. .
The 10-year-old child had already changed schools at the end of last year "for behavioral problems and sudden outbursts of violence".
Until now, the student who suffers from behavioral problems did not benefit from any specialized support.
The attack caused a certain emotion within the school which has 350 students.
Psychological support was offered to the children.
"It's a new situation that we discover"
Two days after the incident, the Departmental House for Disabled People (MDPH) notified the need for the boy to obtain follow-up from a support person for students with disabilities (AESH).
The child “was not disabled” when starting the school year, specifies with BFMTV, Corinne Gontard, inspector of National Education in the department.
“He was not a student waiting for a place [
in a specialized establishment
], it is a new situation that we are discovering,” she adds.
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The student's family will soon be received by the academic management of the department, to define the support necessary for the child.
This type of situation tends to become more and more frequent, according to the Unsa union, which denounces a lack of means which penalizes the necessary support for students.
Teachers then find themselves having to manage students with disabilities, without having been trained to do so, he warns.