The emotion was lively Saturday, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the history and geography professor beheaded Friday near the college.

Tributes are increasing on social networks and those who knew him describe a committed teacher and a man of dialogue.

On Friday, a teacher was found beheaded at the end of the afternoon, in the middle of the street in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in Yvelines, near his college.

In the aftermath of this tragedy, those who worked with Samuel Paty describe a great teacher, committed, invested.

"He was nice, I liked him, he taught us well. I was not very good in history, but when he arrived, I raised my average. Because he liked what he really liked. was his subject. He liked to teach us ", testifies Martial, one of his former students.


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"A professor deeply committed to promoting the values ​​of the Republic"

According to information from Europe 1, Samuel Paty studied in Lyon.

A preparation, then university, until Capes of history which he obtained in 1997 before coming to teach in the Paris region.

One of his former comrades at university says he is devastated.

He remembers a "brilliant student, a great teacher, a man of dialogue".

This is also what the Lyon academy retains, which in a press release adds that Samuel Paty leaves the memory of a professor "deeply committed to the promotion of the values ​​of the Republic".

Samuel Paty was also a discreet and sympathetic man, that's what we were told at the tennis club, where he had been playing for three years, in Eragny, the city where he had settled.


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The emotion is also expressed on social networks.

There are words, thoughts for those close to this father.

Many anonymous people relay the photo of Samuel Paty, in a t-shirt and sunglasses by the sea. Many of his colleagues, history and geography teachers, are thinking of a way to pay him homage, with a minute of silence with the students or a debate during a lesson.

The Élysée indicated on Saturday that a national tribute, the location of which has not yet been announced, will be paid to it on Wednesday.