Paris, Oct. 18 -- France's anti-terrorism state prosecutor, Jean-Francois Ricard, confirmed on Saturday media reports that nine people had been detained as part of the investigation into the beheading of a teacher near Paris.

"As of now, nine people have been detained and taken into custody," Ricard said.

The other detainees include the family - father and his wife - of a student who complained about the teacher, Ricard said.

Reports emerged on Friday night of a French teacher getting beheaded in the outskirts of Paris.

Police chased down and shot to death the main suspect, a Moscow-born Chechen teenager.

The victim reportedly taught freedom of speech and showed caricatures depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad to his students.