ALBI, France – A primary school in southern France was in shock on Friday after a female teacher was stabbed to death in front of her pupils by a student's mother, who was quickly detained.
The attack on the 34-year-old teacher took place around 9am (0700 GMT) as morning classes began at Albi's Edouard Herriot primary school, which is attended by 284 students aged from three to 11. "This morning, a mother showed up with a knife and stabbed a 34-year-old teacher in front of her students, for reasons that will be determined by the investigation," Albi prosecutor Claude Derens told AFP.
"When I arrived at the scene they were trying to revive her. She was in cardiac arrest in her classroom," he said. The victim, a mother of two small children, taught in the school's kindergarten. Students and teachers were evacuated from the school immediately after the attack.