college teachers observed a day of strike, denouncing comments that damage the image of the establishment

In Montpellier, teachers at Rimbaud college denounce the impact of Samara’s attack on their work, their image and their integrity.


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The Arthur Rimbaud college in Montpellier where Samara was educated, attacked on April 3, 2024. (PASCAL GUYOT / AFP)

Teachers at Rimbaud college in Montpellier went on strike on Monday April 22, the day classes resumed after the spring break, reports France Bleu Hérault. They denounce what was said about their establishment after the attack on 13-year-old Samara in front of the school on April 2. The teachers decided not to welcome the children. The teachers will decide on Monday evening the continuation of their movement.

Teachers are today denouncing the impact of this whole affair on their work, their image and their integrity. 80% of them therefore stopped working on Monday: “We are devastated by what happened in Samara but we denounce certain defamatory comments made in certain media and on social networks. We have until now wished to remain silent out of respect for the attacked teenager and hope that she recover as quickly as possible but also in order to take the necessary perspective on what led to such a tragedy, but today we would like to say that the teachers of the college practice their profession with passion. We have nothing to be ashamed of. Collective action”.

Teachers also want to reestablish some truths: “No, the attack on Samara did not take place in front of the gates of the establishment but more than 200 m away.” The rectorate announced Sunday, in a press release, that the students in question were currently prohibited from entering the establishment and they will have to pass “in the short term” before disciplinary councils “in order to decide on the action to be taken for each person”. The administrative investigation continues, as does the judicial investigation by the prosecution. Pending their conclusions, the rector Sophie Béjean asked to “not to give in to any form of controversy which would harm the general interest of students and the establishment”.

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