French teacher admits inventing IS attack story
A French nursery school teacher who claimed on Monday he was stabbed in his classroom by an Islamic State armed group supporter has admitted to prosecutors that he invented the story.
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The 45-year-old teacher was hospitalised with light stab wounds in his side and throat. The local prosecutor said he is being questioned on why he lied about the attack.
Earlier, it was reported that the teacher was stabbed by a balaclava wearing attacker who shouted IS warning before fleeing.
The local prosecutor’s office had opened an investigation over attempted homicide in relation to a terrorist act.
The 'attack' had prompted a visit to the school by the French Minister of Education Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.
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