An eight-year-old boy in France was questioned by police for half after he allegedly made comments in school in praise of terrorists, police said.
The child triggered concern when he refused to take part in a minute’s silence at his school in the southern city of Nice after Islamist gunmen shot dead 12 people at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on January 7, according to Marcel Authier, in charge of the region’s public security.
The boy’s teacher said the child also expressed “solidarity” with the gunmen.
“In the current context, the principal of the school decided to report to police what had happened,” said Authier, who stressed no complaint had been filed against the boy.
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