Teacher stabbed to death by pupil in horrifying classroom attack

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    A school pupil in France has stabbed their teacher to death.

    The killing is understood to have taken place inside the classroom at Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin Catholic high school in Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

    The incident is understood to have taken place at around 10am on Wednesday, February 22, with a 16-year-old pupil understood to have produced a knife from his bag.

    He allegedly got up from his seat with the blade concealed inside paper and approached the teacher.

    He then attacked the teacher, reportedly during a Spanish lesson, who passed away from injuries sustained during the incident.

    Pyrénées-Atlantiques posted about the incident on Twitter, where it was explained that "police are on site".

    Early reports claim that the boy suffered from "psychiatric disorders" and had claimed to be possessed.

    The teacher is understood to have been in cardiac arrest by the time emergency services reached him after sustaining a knife wound to the sternum.

    French news outlets have reported that there is no longer any danger posed to people in the area with the teenager understood to have been arrested.

    Prosecutor Jérôme Bourrier told AFP: "I can confirm that there was indeed a knife attack and that the victim has just died."

    Details about the victim are yet to be officially announced.

    France's Minister of Education Pap Ndiaye is said to be heading to the area.

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