Intervention of the police forces after the knife attack in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, September 25, 2020. -

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Large-scale preventive confinement.

"Thousands of students", from nursery to high school, were confined as a precaution in three districts of central Paris after the stabbing attack which left two injured near the former premises of the

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, this Friday, the mayor of Paris Center Ariel Weil told AFP.

“Five schools in the 11th arrondissement and all the schools in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements have been confined.

It represents thousands of students, from nursery to high school.

We get to safety.

We are in the process of closing municipal facilities and gymnasiums as well, ”Ariel Weil added.

"We must not pick up children from school"

The director of a school concerned sent an email to the parents of the students, which

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 able to consult, indicating that "this decision was taken for preventive reasons, a police operation being currently in progress".

"For the moment no one can enter or leave the school", she adds, specifying that a new message would be sent to the lifting of this measure and asking parents "while waiting not to clutter the line school telephone ”.

"We must not pick up children from school, the schools are closed, so they are safe," said on BFMTV the mayor of the 11th arrondissement, François Vauglin.

"We are in the process of setting up a psychological support unit for the population" in the town hall, he also announced.

“Our neighborhoods are now well protected with a very effective security device,” added François Vauglin.

"The concordance both of the trial [of Charlie Hebdo] then of the situation revives very sad memories", he lamented.


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