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Terrorism : Threats to high schools in Eastern France

After high schools in the Paris region, numerous secondary schools in Lorraine, Alsace and Champagne-Ardenne have been targeted by terrorist threats. Identical threats were made in several regions.

Following a series of hackings of digital exchange platforms (Espaces Numériques de Travail – ENT) between students, parents and teachers, messages of terrorist threats targeted 150 middle and high schools in the Paris region. They were sometimes accompanied by videos of beheadings. The final act was scheduled for this Monday, March 25, 2024.
On Sunday night, hundreds of schools in several académies received identical messages. This was particularly the case in the eastern part of France, where many collèges and lycées were temporarily closed while the police carried out precautionary searches.

Colleges and lycées closed or evacuated

According to Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace, eight schools have been closed in the Bas-Rhin region: in Strasbourg, Bischheim, Bischwiller, Molsheim, Schiltigheim, Saverne and Schirmeck.
In Lorraine, the Rectorat de l’Académie Nancy-Metz stated in a press release that “The accounts of certain users of some thirty schools in the Académie were stolen on Sunday night. The establishments concerned have lodged a complaint, as required by procedure. The Nancy-Metz education authority has also lodged a complaint. Since Monday morning, March 25, the ENT messaging function has been deactivated in order to limit the transmission of threatening messages, and will remain so until further notice… The police and national gendarmerie are mobilized in the vicinity of the establishments. ”

Messaging hacked

Our colleagues at L’Est Républicain publish the list of schools affected in Lorraine

  • Moselle: Lycée Louis-Vincent in Metz (classes resumed at 9 a.m.), Lycée Charlemagne in Thionville, Saint-Vincent-de-Paul in Algrange, Lycée Charles-Jully in Saint-Avold, Lycée Jean de Pange in Sarreguemines, the two lycées and collège in Fameck, collèges in Cattenom and Behren-les-Forbach.
  • Meurthe-et-Moselle: collège Grüber and elementary school in Colombey-les-Belles closed for the day; lycée Reiser in Longlaville closed, lycée professionnel Jean Morette in Landres.
  • Vosges: lycée des métiers Pierre-Gilles de Gennes in Gérardmer, lycée Jean Lurçat in Bruyères, lycée André Malraux in Remiremont, lycée professionnel in Saulxures-sur-Moselotte.
  • Meuse: collège and lycée Raymond-Poincaré in Bar-le-Duc.
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