Tuesday, November 29, an 18-year-old tried to end his life at Parc-des-Loges high school, in Évry-Courcouronnes (Essonne). His comrades, witnesses of the scene, are in shock.
The whole establishment is in shock. Tuesday, November 29, when classes had just started at the Parc-des-Loges high school, in Évry-Courcouronnes (Essonne), an 18-year-old teenager tried to end his life under the eyes of his comrades. Around 9:30 a.m., the Terminale student got up, opened a window and threw himself from the first floor, landing in the school’s interior courtyard. “Psychologically fragile“, according to a source close to the investigation, the teenager would have declared”I may regret it but I have to“before taking action.
Supported by the firefighters of Essonne, the young man was categorized as a relative emergency and hospitalized for a spinal trauma. His fall, from a height of about 4m50, should leave him no serious aftereffects. It is unknown at this time what prompted him to commit such an act of desperation.
“The emotion that predominates is sadness”
At the Parc-des-Loges high school, however, it is amazement. “Everyone is very shocked within the establishmentconfides a source to the Parisian. With up to 35 students per class, teachers can’t do it all and see it all. And normally the windows don’t open fully. Firefighters and police came all morning.” “The predominant emotion is sadness, adds Oscar Segura, Spanish teacher. To do that during a class, inside the school, that says something.”
Immediately after the events, Stéphane Beaudet, the mayor (SE) of Évry-Courcouronnes, announced the establishment of “psychological support systems“For students who would like it. At the same time, their parents were informed. Classes, interrupted for a time to give students news of the teenager, have since resumed normally.