Primary School Teacher Suspended after Reading Bible Verses to Pupils

Country: France

Date of incident: March 3, 2017

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Anti-Religion or humanism groups / Education / Governmental / Workplace



After a group of parents sent a letter of complaint, the school's headmaster suspended the Malicornay teacher. The teacher will remain under suspension pending an investigation into whether he was proselytizing in violation of secularism laws or simply studying the texts with the students. The city's mayor has denounced the suspension as extreme.

Source: France Bleu