Teacher stabbed to death in French school: police source

17th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

A teacher was stabbed to death in a school north of Paris on Tuesday in an apparent marital dispute, officials said.

An outsider came into the technical college in Saint-Maximin, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of the capital, and stabbed the teacher, 35, who soon died, said a source close to the investigation, who asked not to be named.

"A man from outside the establishment stabbed one of the school's teachers and then fled," said another local education official who asked not to be named.

Numerous violent incidents in schools have made the news in France over recent years, many of them involving students, which have drawn calls from teachers for extra security in schools.

Tuesday's killing at the Robert et Nelly de Rothschild college appeared to be unrelated to student life, however.

"The affair is totally outside the life of the school. Apparently it was a family dispute" and the murdered teacher was the lover of the killer's wife, the source close to the investigation added.

© 2011 AFP

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