Paris police have confirmed that an elementary school teacher was stabbed by a man citing the extremist Islamic State group on Monday. Police said that a man wearing a balaclava stabbed the teacher multiple times with a box cutter and scissors that he picked up in the classroom, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Police reported that the teacher -- a 40-year-old male -- received multiple stab wounds to the throat and side. He has been brought to a hospital and is not believed to be in a life-threatening condition. According to French station TF1, the attacker shouted: "This is Daesh [ISIS], it is a warning," while attacking the teacher.
The attack took place at Jean Perrin d'Aubervilliers school just after 7 a.m., local time, (1 a.m. EST) in Aubervilliers, in Seine-Saint-Denis department in the northeastern suburbs of the French capital.
Police are currently searching for the attacker who was reportedly dressed in a white painter suit.
The attack comes just one month after a devastating series of terror attacks in Paris carried out by the group claimed the lives of 130 people and injured hundreds.
The attack on the teacher will be a worrying indicator of possible additional attacks after the ISIS' French-language magazine Dar-al-Islam called in its November edition for its followers to kill teachers in the French education system, describing them as "enemies of Allah" for teaching secularism and "in open war against the Muslim family," AFP reported.
This is a developing story...