False alarm. This Tuesday morning, the Charles-Perrault school triggered its "intrusion-attack" Special Security Plan (PPMS), reports Paris-Normandie. The reason for management's concern? The mother of a student spotted two individuals near the school around 8:30 a.m., according to France Bleu Normandie. One was wearing "gloves and a surgical mask," while the second was covered with a balaclava, "which alerted the mother," the Le Havre police station told the radio station.
The police took the threat seriously. A team was dispatched, but the concern quickly evaporated. While the children at the school had confined themselves while waiting for the police to arrive, the two men were actually filming a rap video.
According to France Bleu, the artists were respectively 29 and 35 years old. They were arrested, but while the first was released from the Le Havre police station, the second would have been taken into custody. He was in possession of a shotgun, a category D weapon. "No violence was committed by these individuals," the public prosecutor of Le Havre said, via a statement quoted by Paris-Normandie.
Bruno Dieudonné added that the two men had "declared wanting to shoot a rap clip in this public space without realizing that they were in front of a school," relays France Bleu. "As it stands, there is no evidence to suggest that they were trying to break into the school," the prosecutor concluded.