Christophe Naudin, survivor of the “Bataclan” attack

IIn the event of an attack on the school, his new classroom would not be ideal, writes history teacher Christophe Naudin in his diary on September 7, 2017. It overlooks the courtyard, has large windows without curtains, and has no way of escaping discreetly: “But I discovered a small storage room where we could hide. If we do another ‘assassination exercise’, I will suggest it. ”When the French Ministry of Education introduced this type of exercise the year before, annual preparation of students for possible terrorist attacks, he said resignedly:“ My students will only learn that the assassins will come in if they want to come in. “

Christophe Naudin knows that this is the case. He experienced it himself. The reserved man in his mid-forties is one of those people who stood in the trench of the Parisian concert hall “Le Bataclan” on November 13, 2015. By the time he took the last photo of his two friends Vincent and David at 9:44 p.m., the three terrorists had already broken into the building, and less than a minute later they started shooting into the crowd with Kalashnikovs. Vincent, like many others in this corner of the room, was killed in the first few minutes, David threw himself on the floor and survived, Naudin managed to hide in a storeroom with others. It took over two hours to get her out of there. When the police led them outside from the carnage, two attackers had just blown themselves up. Eighty-nine people died in the Bataclan, a total of one hundred and thirty people were killed and over three hundred and fifty injured during the coordinated attacks that evening on terraces, bars, restaurants, cafes and the Stade de France.


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