While the controversy is growing over the attitude of the rectorate towards the parents of Nicolas, the teenager from Poissy (Yvelines) who committed suicide at the start of the school year, the Minister of National Education has decided to accelerate on the fight against school bullying. Gabriel Attal thus demanded on Monday afternoon an “electric shock at all levels” in this area.
To get the message across, the minister exceptionally brought together the rectors. “My role, your role, is not to protect an Institution at all costs, but to protect our students, our children at all costs,” declared Gabriel Attal according to comments reported by those around him.
The rectorships will be evaluated every year
An audit on the management of harassment cases from September 2022 to September 2023 will be launched in each academy. The conclusions are expected in four weeks. The results of the fight against harassment carried out by the rectorates will be evaluated each year. Human resources will be made available.
In exchanges of letters between the family, the principal of the Poissy high school where Nicolas was and the Versailles rectorate, revealed on Saturday by BFMTV, the rectorate judged “unacceptable” the comments of the parents who would have “questioned” the attitude of the parents. personnel of the establishment. He also asked parents to adopt a “constructive and respectful attitude” towards him, reminding them of the criminal risks of slanderous denunciation.
The tone of these missives sparked strong reactions from the government on Saturday. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne described it as “shocking” and Gabriel Attal as “disgraceful”.