French PM vows crackdown on school violence

19 April 2024
2024-04-19 10:34

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal on Thursday announced measures to crack down on teenage violence in and around schools, as the government seeks to reclaim ground on security from the far-right two months ahead of European elections.
The Prime Minister revealed his plan hours before a man stabbed two young girls aged 7 and 11 outside their school in eastern France, further underlining concerns of security at educational establishments. Measures will include expanding compulsory school attendance to all the days of the week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm for children of college age.

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