Press release - CG007(2012)

Jean-Claude Frécon: shooting in Toulouse: “a heinous, cold-blooded crime”

Strasbourg, 19 March 2012 - Following today’s attack in Toulouse, Jean-Claude FRECON (SOC), President of the Congress’s Chamber of Local Authorities and French Senator, said “I am horrified by the shooting at the school in Toulouse which has claimed the lives of a teacher and three pupils.
This heinous crime, deliberately targeting defenceless children, was very probably driven by anti-Semitic hatred. This further adds to the horror of what has happened.
My thoughts go first of all to the families and friends of the victims. They can be assured that the whole of France stands by them in their grief.
I am deeply touched to see that all our European colleagues meeting here in Strasbourg are expressing the same feelings of sadness and solidarity.”

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