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Dominique Bernard Death; Victim Killed in Knife Attack by Mohammed Mogouchkov in France

Bernard Dominique A radicalised former pupil fatally stabbed a teacher at a school in northern France, committing what French President Emmanuel Macron described as a horrific act of “Islamist terrorism.” France’s interior minister, Gérard Darmanin, claimed a connection existed between the attack and the conflict in Israel.

At the Gambetta-Carnot municipal school in Arras, Dominique Bernard, a teacher of French literature, was assassinated while attempting to “protect” kids, and in doing so, “saved many lives,” according to Macron. He continued by saying that another attempt on a school in a different region of France had been stopped.

The gunman reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar,” which is Arabic for “God is great,” throughout the attack, which also critically injured a security guard and a sports teacher. no pupils

Mohammed Mogouchkov, a 20-year-old suspect, is a Russian national who was allegedly being “spied on” and tracked by the DGSI, France’s national intelligence agency. He was also supposedly under “active” monitoring. The suspect was checked out the day before the murder, and just 11 days earlier, he apparently had been added to a terrorist watch list. Officers searched for signs that he was poised to act, but they found none.

The suspect had previously been expelled from the school for attacking a teacher as a student, according to a former employee, and his coworkers were “afraid to turn their backs on him.” Nearly three years had passed since the murder and beheading of Samuel Paty, a different high school teacher, in a suburb of Paris.

Nearly three years had passed since an 18-year-old Islamic terrorist of Chechen descent decapitated and murdered Samuel Paty, another high school teacher, in a suburb of Paris. After a student claimed that Paty had shown his class the 2012 Charlie Hebdo cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad during a lesson on freedom of expression, Paty was killed on October 16, 2020.

In relation to the murder on Friday, prosecutors have opened a terrorist probe. Without providing an explanation, Macron stated: “Once again, the barbarism of Islamist terrorism has struck a school.”