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French schoolteacher 'invented ISIL knife attack'

A school teacher has admitted inventing a story that he was attacked by a terrorist knifeman.

The nursery school teacher earlier said the hooded man burst in on him as he prepared for classes in a school north of Paris.

The male teacher, who claimed the attacker had made reference to Islamic state, was taken to hospital.

Anti-terrorist police investigated and France’s education minister and a local government prefect visited the premises of the school in Aubervilliers, in the Saint-Denis region just north of the capital. Classes at the school were cancelled.

However, under questioning, he told the authorities he had made up the incident.

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