90 Miles From Tyranny : French teachers strike as jihadists create ‘lawless areas’ at school

Monday, January 15, 2018

French teachers strike as jihadists create ‘lawless areas’ at school

Teachers in Toulouse, France, have gone on strike because they reportedly suffer daily abuse by students, some of whom have allegedly been abroad to fight for ISIS.

Female students are allegedly suffering gender-based violence and parts of the school have become “lawless” areas.

Teachers at the Lycée Gallieni in the southern French city, claim they were not told by the authorities that some of their students were on the S-list, France’s notorious anti-terror watchlist.

A teacher said she had asked security services if any of the students at the school were considered dangerous but she was not given an answer in case she would become too scared to go back to the institution.

One teacher explained how the principal proposed they deal with returning jihadists. “We had, one year, students leaving to try to join the jihad. When they came back, the rectorate told us to use our common sense to manage the problem.”

But the violence at the school has now spiralled out of control, and the teachers decided to strike to let authorities know that they can longer function.

One of the striking teachers said: “Some of us arrive crying in the morning [because] the cafeteria, [and] some corridors have become lawless areas, we must adopt their codes to be able to keep the peace.”

Staff told La Depeche newspaper that physical violence is “commonplace” with fights in class, assaults on staff and it is even claimed that some of the students are involved in drug trafficking.

Teachers are calling for help to “cope with the emergency” as well as recruiting security guards who are “authorised to search” the students.

The eleven Education Assistants (AED) currently working at Lycée Galliéni, are clearly overwhelmed. The high school teachers, who continually alert their superiors, are asking for ten additional AED positions to “manage the flow of students and more effectively monitor the...Read More HERE

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