(From The Local)
A French nursery school teacher, who claimed on Monday morning he was stabbed in his classroom by an Islamic State supporter, has admitted to prosecutors that he invented the story.
The 45-year-old teacher at a school in Aubervilliers, northeast of Paris, was hospitalised with light stab wounds in his side and throat.
The local prosecutor said he is being questioned on why he lied about a story which sent shock waves through France and beyond on Monday.
The man had claimed that the attack had been carried out on Monday morning in front of the Jean Perrin d’Aubervilliers school, reported TF1 radio.
The teacher said that the attacker had yelled “That’s for Daesh, this is a warning”, the paper reported. Daesh is another name for IS.
The news prompted France’s education minister to announce that the government would be stepping up security at schools across the country. Read More