Paris schoolkids saw teacher’s decapitated body when terrorist posted sick pic online – World News

Pupils saw a picture of their decapitated teacher online after the terrorist attack in Paris, it has been reported.

Teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was stabbed to death in a street near his school in the Parisian suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine yesterday.

He was killed after showing a cartoon of a naked Prophet Mohammad to his students in a freedom of expression class.

A photograph of the teacher’s body, accompanied by a message claiming responsibility, was posted on Twitter by his killer.

The mum of one of Mr Paty’s former students said pupils saw pictures of his corpse following the attack, it has been reported.

Parents and children in front of bouquets of flowers at the school

The mum, Delphine, told the Sunday Telegraph : “My daughter has access to so many concerning websites. She saw the images of the body online, and many of the kids did too. That’s what worries me most.”

Police have identified the killer as Aboulakh A – a Russian national of Chechen origin.

The teen had approached pupils in the street and asked them to point out his victim, anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said today.

Police shot dead the 18-year-old attacker, who was born in Russia, minutes after he murdered the history teacher in broad daylight.

The killer described Mr Paty as one of Emmanuel Macron’s ‘hell-hounds’

Mr Ricard said the Twitter post showing the teacher’s body said: “In the name of Allah the most gracious, the most merciful, … to (President Emmanuel) Macron, leader of the infidels, I have executed one of your hell-hounds who dared to belittle (Prophet) Mohammad.”

The post was discovered on the assailant’s phone, found near his body.

Mr Ricard said the Twitter account belonged to the attacker.

The post was removed swiftly by Twitter, which said it had suspended the account because it violated the company’s policy.

Some of Mr Paty’s students saw a picture of his body online

Earlier this month Mr Paty had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a class on freedom of expression, angering a number of Muslim parents.

Muslims believe any depiction of the Prophet is blasphemous.

The attacker had been living in the town of Evreux northwest of Paris, and was not previously known to the intelligence services, Mr Ricard told a news conference.

The killing shocked the country and carried echoes of an attack five years ago on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Prime Minister Jean Castex said it bore the hallmarks of Islamist terrorism.

“I want to share with you my total indignation. Secularism, the backbone of the French Republic, was targeted in this vile act,” Castex said.

Unions, anti-racism groups and Charlie Hebdo are organising a gathering in central Paris on Sunday to commemorate the murdered teacher.

A national tribute will be organised for Wednesday, Mr Macron’s office said.


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