Outside Edouard Herriot school
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French primary teacher 'stabbed to death by parent'

A primary school teacher in the southern French town of Albi has been stabbed to death in front of her class by a pupil's mother, police say.

Fabienne Terral-Calmes, 34, was attacked at the Edouard Herriot school on Friday morning.

The suspect, 47, was arrested at home shortly afterwards, prosecutors say.

Education Minister Benoit Hamon said she appeared to have a "serious psychiatric disorder", according to initial investigations.

Nichola Carroll reports.

  • 04 Jul 2014
  • From the section Europe