Several schools threatened with attack at the Reims academy between Sunday and Monday

A few days after similar messages in the academies of Lille, Amiens and Ile-de-France, a dozen establishments of the Reims academy were subject to threats of attacks through their digital work spaces (ENT), the rectorate indicated on Monday March 25th. The affected middle and secondary schools, whose accounts were hacked overnight from Sunday to Monday, are located in the Marne, Ardennes, Aube and Haute-Marne, the press release states. According to the rectorate, some of the messages received contain a beheading video, like those received last week by around fifty establishments in the Ile-de-France.

On Saturday, ten secondary and higher schools of the Amiens Academy (in Aisne, Oise and Somme), as well as fifteen establishments of the Lille Academy, received similar messages, according to the rectorates concerned. A message sent to the parents of students at a school in Lille, and consulted by the Agence France-Presse, ensures that “On Monday 122 establishments will explode”. The author of the message also threatens to attack the CNews television channel, owned by billionaire Vincent Bolloré.

Total, “almost 130” Secondary schools and universities have been the target since last week of threats of attacks and“malicious acts” through the ENT, in the regions of Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France and Grand Est, the Ministry of National Education announced on Monday.

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“We punish them”

The establishments attacked in the academies of Amiens, Lille and Reims were due to reopen on Monday morning with surveillance by the police, the gendarmerie and mobile national educational security teams. In some cases, “cells that listen” programs aimed at students had to be established. Access to otorhinolaryngology at these three academies has also been suspended until further notice.

“They think they remain anonymous, but we track them. They think they are safe, but we sanction them. Several dozen perpetrators of these threats that occurred in recent months have already appeared before justice (taken to court) »declared last week the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, after the threatening messages received by establishments in the Ile-de-France.

The government recorded 800 false bomb alerts in mid-November, following the jihadist attack that cost the life of Professor Dominique Bernard, in Arras (Pas-de-Calais), on October 13.

The world with AFP

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