Suspect allegedly yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ before fatally stabbing teacher, injuring 2 others in knife attack at a high school in Arras, France, on Friday
Wielding two knives, suspect stabbed the assistant principal and a gym teacher at Lycée Gambetta-Carnot, a high school in Arras
A third teacher, identified as French language teacher Dominique Bernard, was killed when he intervened as the assailant launched his two blade attack
Attack happened on the day that Hamas’ former leader, Khaled Meshaal, called on all Muslims to wage a “day of Jihad” and stage protests
However, the brutal stabbing happened just hours after President Emmanuel Macron called for national “unity,” urging the French to avoid importing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into the nation
The suspect Mohammed Mogushkov, a 20-year-old former student of Chechen origin, earlier identified as radicalized, had been under surveillance by French security
Mogushkov was arrested shortly after – His younger brother was also arrested Friday morning, on the perimeter of the campus of another high school in Arras
French security agents shut down crime scene after a 20-year-old man launched a knife attack at the Lycee Gambetta-Carnot High School in Arras, northern France, on Oct. 13
A suspect wielding two blades allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar,” when he fatally stabbed a teacher and injured two others in a knife attack at a high school in northern France on Friday morning, according to local media reports.
The assailant stabbed the assistant principal of the school and a gym teacher at the City School Gambetta-Carnot, French outlet BFMTV reported.
A third teacher, identified as French language teacher Dominique Bernard, was killed as he intervened as the assailant launched his two blade attack.
The assistant principal and a gym teacher teacher who were hospitalized with serious injuries have been stabilized and now out of danger, according to local media reports.
The suspect reportedly, is a 20-year-old former student, Mohammed Mogushkov. The suspect who is of Chechen origin, was arrested shortly after. The assailant who earlier had been classified as radicalized (seller S) by authorities in France, reportedly had been under surveillance by French security [DGSI].
His younger brother was also arrested Friday morning near the campus of Savary High School, another school in the city of Arras, without a weapon.
A third suspect who was arrested Friday near another school, Lycée Robespierre, after he tried to break into the school, was released after security agents determined that he was not linked to the attack.
Locals residents watch after knife attack at Lycee Gambetta-Carnot in the city of Arras, northern France, on Friday, October 13, which left one teacher dead and several others injured
Students were placed on lockdown in the building as worried parents rushed to the school.
“We were leaving class to go to the canteen when we saw the guy with two knives attacking the teacher, who had blood on him. He tried to calm him down and protect us,” a student told La Voix du Nord.
“He told us to leave, but we didn’t really understand, so we ran and others went back upstairs.”
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on X that the “perpetrator was arrested” as police conducted their operation at the school.
Police could not confirm media reports that the assailant had shouted “Allahu Akbar” — “God is great” in Arabic.
French president Emmanuel Macron, condemned the racially motivate ” savage murder”. The French leader had earlier called for national “unity,” urging French nationals to avoid importing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into the nation
French police and firefighters work after a teacher was killed and several people injured in a knife attack at the Lycee Gambetta-Carnot high school in Arras, northern France on Friday
The National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office said it was investigating the attack in connection with a terrorist, according to the outlet.
The brutal stabbing comes hours after President Emmanuel Macron called for national “unity,” urging the French to avoid importing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into the nation.
The attack comes on the day that Hamas’ former leader, Khaled Meshaal, called on all members of Islam to wage a “day of Jihad” and stage protests.