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After threats of attacks, nine schools evacuated in France

Several schools were evacuated on Tuesday, September 19 in Seine-Maritime, Seine-Saint-Denis, Hautes-Pyrénées and Yvelines following threats of attacks, Agence France-Presse (AFP) learned, together with the affected prefectures and the police.

In Seine-Maritime, six schools were evacuated due to “messages that threaten to commit attacks” managed “this Tuesday morning, by email to the establishments’ addresses”, the prefecture stated in a press release. These are the Grieu high school in Rouen, the Gustave-Flaubert high school in Rouen, the Fontenelle high school in Rouen, the Marcel-Sembat high school in Sotteville-lès-Rouen, the Fernand-Léger high school in Grand-Couronne and the apprentice training center. by Simone-Veil in Rouen.

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“So far no threat has been confirmed. However, it was decided, in close collaboration between the rectorate of Normandy and the management of the national departmental education services of Seine-Maritime, to evacuate the affected educational establishments, to allow the national police to initiate a protocol to eliminate doubts., added the prefecture. The Rouen prosecutor opened an investigation, he said.

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One thousand students evacuated

In Seine-Saint-Denis, around a thousand students at the Paul-Eluard high school in Saint-Denis were evacuated on Tuesday morning after receiving a malicious email reporting a threat, the prefecture of Seine-Saint-Denis said. Denis to AFP. The demining service went to the scene to inspect the secondary school. The protocol for clarifying doubts ended around 11:30 a.m. and the students were reinstated immediately, he added.

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In Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées), some 1,400 students at the Marie-Curie institute were evacuated and regrouped at the Maurice-Trélut stadium following an email threatening an attack addressed to the director, the prefecture learned. Minesweepers, arriving from the Landes with dogs specialized in detecting explosives, inspected the institute on Tuesday afternoon. In Yvelines, the Charles-de-Gaulle institute in Poissy was also evacuated on Tuesday afternoon due to a bomb threat, a police source confirmed to AFP.

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