A video showing a student pointing gun at his teacher inside a classroom is going viral on social media to claim that this happened recently in France amid the ongoing protests.
What protests?: France witnessed violent clashes recently between the public and the police after the death of Nahel, a 17-year-old teenager who was allegedly killed at the hands of the police for driving a car without a license.
How did we find out the truth?: We divided the video into multiple keyframes and performed a reverse image search with some relevant keywords.
This led us to a reports from 22 October 2018 carrying this same video.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report stated that a French teenager was charged with aggravated violence after this video showed him pointing a fake gun at his teacher at the Edouard-Branly High School in the Parisian suburb of Creteil.
It added that the 15-year-old said his actions were "a joke", however, the teacher registered a complaint to the police.
It also stated that later, the student turned himself into police, accompanied by his father.
The reports also included a statement by French President Emmanuel Macron, who called the incident "unacceptable" and ordered his ministers to take "all necessary measures" to prevent similar incidents.
Conclusion: An old video from France showing a teenager pointing a fake gun at a teacher is going viral on social media as recent.