Who is the man tried this Tuesday for death threats against the principal of the Maurice-Ravel high school?

A young man is on trial on Tuesday for having threatened to kill the principal of the Maurice-Ravel high school on the internet.

Who is the man tried this Tuesday for death threats against the principal of the Maurice-Ravel high school?

A young man is on trial on Tuesday for having threatened to kill the principal of the Maurice-Ravel high school on the internet. He faces up to 5 years in prison.

A 26-year-old man must be tried this Tuesday, April 23, 2024 in Paris for having threatened to kill the principal of the Maurice-Ravel high school on the internet, after an altercation with a BTS student so that she would remove her veil inside the high school. The man suspected of having published a threatening message against the principal on social networks faces five years in prison.

At the origin of this widely publicized story, an altercation between the principal of the establishment and an adult student enrolled in the first year of BTS. On Wednesday, February 28, it was around 3 p.m. when the principal crossed paths with three students wearing the veil at the public high school. According to information reported by the prosecution, the principal reminded them of their obligation to remove it from the school grounds. One of the three young women then ignored the head of the establishment, which led to the altercation. Very quickly, social networks took up the matter and death threats were made against the head of the establishment.

The defendant, a 26-year-old man, must appear this Tuesday afternoon for "public provocation without effect to commit willful harm to life". Placed under judicial supervision, he also faces a fine of 45,000 euros. He allegedly made his threats after his sister told him the facts. However, the version of the young girl, who was not a direct witness to the facts, was false according to the lawyer. The accused is suspected of having published a message stating: “this dog must be burned!” on social networks, according to Francis Lec, lawyer for the principal.

Still according to Francis Lec, the accused is none other than the brother of another student from the Maurice-Ravel high school. The principal will not be present at the criminal court. Since the altercation, he has left office. According to his successor, he announced his departure for “security reasons”. According to the rectorate, he would have benefited, at his request, from an “early departure” for retirement, planned a few months later.

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