The teacher, 45, at an infants' school in Paris suburb earlier claimed he was attacked Monday by a man shouting support for Islamic State group.
Attacker who stabbed teacher in classroom at school in Paris suburb with scissors or a box cutter also yelled 'it's a warning' before fleeing.
But colleagues of teacher at Muslim faith school at Lille in north France signed a joint communiqué attacking his 'slanderous lies'.
Families bring flowers and drawings, one reading 'Adieu to a great teacher', as pschologists counsel the children who witnessed attack in Albi.
Witnesses at school in Albi, southern France, say the mother of a pupil shouted 'I am not a thief' as she stabbed the nursery school teacher.
Country’s top court rules in favour of woman fired by a private nursery school five years ago for refusing to remove her Islamic veil at work.
A teacher is accused of asking her students at a school in west France to write an essay in which they imagined themselves as a suicidal teenager.