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Mother of student fatally stabs teacher in front of kindergarten class

Mother of student fatally stabs teacher in front of kindergarten class

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jul 6, 2014

A mother of a student fatally stabbed a French kindergarten teacher during school hours on July 4. It was the final day of school before summer break.

"The teacher, 34, identified only as Fabienne, was stabbed in front of her students, allegedly by a parent of a child who attends the school in Albi in southwestern France, Education Minister Benoit Hamon told reporters at a news conference," reports CNN. "French President Francois Hollande expressed dismay and said public servants would look after the children who witnessed the killing, according to his office."

Hamon says, "It is my role, and it is the role of the government, to ensure that in the future we better protect our schools and shield [them] from violence," further reports CNN.

The suspect's child had only been enrolled at the school for a month and a half. The unidentified mother remains in custody at this time.

Teacher Fabienne leaves behind her husband and two young children.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.