9 detained in killing of teacher in Paris: French authorities
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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.
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