French teacher arrested for lying over IS attack

Latest Update: February 24, 2016 | 242 Views

MARSEILLE: A Jewish teacher in France who claimed he was attacked by the militant Islamic State (IS) group was taken into custody on Wednesday, accused of lying to police.

The man invited the press to his house in Marseille in southern France the day after the supposed attack in December, saying he had been beaten by three men claiming to represent the militant group.

But a police source confirmed on Wednesday that the man had been arrested for allegedly fabricating the story.

He is not the only French teacher to be accused of lying about an IS attack. In January, a nursery school teacher was sent for psychiatric tests after admitting he lied about an attack in his classroom.

The 45-year-old man in Aubervilliers, northeast of Paris, initially said a man had burst into his classroom and cut him with a box cutter and scissors.

But he later admitted inventing the story and cutting himself on the neck and side.

The cases came with France still on edge in the wake of the November attacks in Paris.


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