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French schools mourn in silence

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 01:22

March 20 - Schools across France observe a minute of silence to remember the four victims of Monday's shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse. Travis Brecher reports.

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Schools across France fall silent for a minute. The mournful ritual is held in memory of the four people killed at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday by a lone gunman. French President Nicolas Sarkozy leads the mourning at a school in central Paris, before addressing the small group of children. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY SAYING: "These children were three, six and eight years old. The murderer preyed on a little girl. We should reflect on that. It's a serious matter. So serious that the whole republic is concerned. Your teachers, your families and you." And, at the Paris branch of the Jewish school that was attacked, about 100 students fill the courtyard, remembering the three children and one teacher killed in the shooting. Mourners also gathered in the streets of Toulouse - shocked by Monday's tragedy. Investigators suspect the killings may be the latest in a string of racially-motived murders in the south of France. Travis Brecher, Reuters

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French schools mourn in silence

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 01:22