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"Marie-Épagneul", the teacher who "did nothing but bark", will not return to school

2023-12-05T18:48:30.554Z

Highlights: "Marie-Épagneul", the teacher who "did nothing but bark", will not return to school. The Court of Appeal of Rennes on Tuesday imposed a two-year suspended prison sentence on a teacher from Carquefou (Loire-Atlantique) Marie-Emmanuelle L. said she was the victim of a "conspiracy" by her colleagues, who described her as "irascible", "litigious" and "formalistic" She disputed the charges against her but admitted to "psychological violence", "moral harassment" against her colleagues and having "diverted the correspondence" of one of them.


The Court of Appeal of Rennes on Tuesday imposed a two-year suspended prison sentence on a teacher from Carquefou (Loire-Atlantique)


On Tuesday 5 December, the Rennes Court of Appeal reduced the sentence imposed on the teacher of a private school in Carquefou (Loire-Atlantique) for the "violence" she had committed on her pupils and for the "moral harassment" against her colleagues. As a reminder, a young boy had reported being "mocked" by the teacher because he was going to "cry"; Above all, he had to "keep his shoulders in the air" and had been "locked in the closet" of the classroom. These facts had "left the child in total disarray", stressed his lawyer, Cécile de Oliveira, during the hearing before the Court of Appeal.

Other of the teacher's students – including her own colleague's daughter, whose email inbox had been "hacked" by the teacher – described "humiliation". For example, their mistakes were "projected on the board." Some had even had to be "taken out of school" so as not to be confronted by this teacher who was a reign of "terror".

"Yes, that's my problem: I'm psychorigid"

In the first instance, before the Nantes Criminal Court, the now 58-year-old teacher was sentenced to thirty months in prison with a suspended sentence in August 2022. At the time, Marie-Emmanuelle L. said she was the victim of a "conspiracy" by her colleagues, who described her as "irascible", "litigious" and "formalistic". She disputed the charges against her.

"I didn't arrive in the morning thinking that I was going to humiliate the children," Marie-Emmanuelle L. finally confided during her appeal trial at the end of October: she has now "understood" that she was "doing things wrong" in her first grade class where young students had described "physical" and "psychological" violence. "Yes, that's my problem: I'm psychorigid," agreed the woman some of the students nicknamed "Marie-Épagneul" because she was "just barking."

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Since March 2022, she has been under the care of a psychiatrist whom she has seen "twenty-six times" and seems to have made progress: unlike her first trial, she has admitted to "psychological violence", "moral harassment" against her colleagues and having "diverted the correspondence" of one of them. In the end, the Court of Appeal reduced the teacher's main sentence to two years in prison, suspended. The judges also confirmed all the additional sentences imposed on her in Nantes: Marie-Emmanuelle L. will therefore never be able to practice her profession again.

Source: leparis

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