Because the nurses have not been replaced as we have asked since the start of the school year, the stabbed student was taken care of first by teachers, classmates and cleaning staff, before the arrival of the SAMU [emergency medical services].
Our thoughts are first with the victim and his family. We will also provide support to the colleagues and students present, many of whom are traumatized.
The suspect was arrested by the police. The motivations are not known at the time of sending this press release.
A record has once again been set in the violence that takes place inside and around the school, and which adds to the suffering at work that we have been denouncing for years: reduction of resources, unlivable schedules, lack of social personnel, health care, silence of our authorities at our repeated requests for an audience, etc. Since the start of the school year, we have also had to deal with the lack of preparedness in the face of the pandemic.
Several dozen colleagues, for example, exercised their right of withdrawal three weeks ago to denounce the health conditions of the start of the school year, in particular the non-replacement of the two nurses absent in September. Not only did we not receive an answer, and not only were the positions not filled, depriving 2000 students of any direct health care in the midst of the epidemic, but our right of withdrawal was not recognized and counted as days off.
This Wednesday, no nurse was present and it is a teenager who had to apply the compression point on the injury.