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22 mai 2010 6 22 /05 /mai /2010 10:18

In 1995, I had to face a serious situation: the American counselor from Ann Arbor, Michigan, had received a telephone call from an " unknown person" representing a terrorist group and threatening to hurt the American children. The State Department in Washington DC, the American Embassy and the secret service decided to rapatriate the children under police escort. After communication with Washington, the French authorities, I accompanied the children back home.

The truth was otherwise: the brother of a little girl from whom we had removed the American child for hosting reasons, had decided to organise a hoax to force the American class out of France. He succeded but he was arrested by the Secret Service and incarcerated.

 

This incident was kept secret by the French government for we had, at the time, more than five hundred American children in the Paris area and that would have been quite a chaotic situation if we had had to repartiate all of them.

The truth is revealed for the first time in France in the book: "Classe franco-américaine".

 

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