A professor stabbed at a university in the Hauts-de-Seine

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The Léonard-de-Vinci university center is located in the district of La Défense, in the Paris region.
The Léonard-de-Vinci university center is located in the district of La Défense, in the Paris region.

An English teacher at the private university of Courbevoie, in the Hauts-de-Seine, was killed by several stab wounds on Wednesday, December 5, in front of the school. The judicial police of Hauts-de-Seine has been seized of the investigation.

The man believed to have stabbed the victim, aged 66, thirteen times, was arrested. Born in 1981 in Pakistan, the suspect is presented as a former student of Leonardo da Vinci University, also known as "Pasqua fac". according to The Parisian, who revealed the information, the man was denied the validation of his 2017 school year, before being excluded in August of that year.

Sébastien Tran, director of the management school of the university pole, confirmed that this student was "Dissatisfied with being excluded". However, it did not constitute a "Special threat". "We are extremely surprised and shocked", he added.

"Deep indignation"

The Minister of Higher Education, Frédérique Vidal, immediately announced "His most lively emotion and deep indignation" and wished that "All the light is made" on this murder. The classes were immediately suspended until Thursday, and a psychological cell set up.

"It's a drama that affects the entire community. He is a language teacher who was twenty years old and appreciated by all. "said Pascal Brouaye, director general of the university pole at an improvised press point on the spot. Irish national, this teacher "Was going to retire", he added.

Located in the district of La Défense, the Léonard-de-Vinci university center was created in 1995 by Charles Pasqua at the initiative of the department of Hauts-de-Seine. Its three schools (management, engineers, multimedia) and its partners host some 6,000 students.

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