In an update to the story of Samuel Paty, the 47-year old history teacher beheaded last week by a suspected Islamist: French education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer has said Paty be posthumously given France’s highest award, the Legion d’Honneur. Paty was killed on Friday outside his school in a Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin who sought to avenge his victim’s use of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad in a class on freedom of expression. The case, which public figures called an attack on the Republic and on French values, has shocked the country, carrying echoes of the attack five years ago on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.