France: Several injured in shooting at school in Grasse, one student arrested

One student carrying weapons was arrested and another was on the run after the shooting at the Tocqueville high school, in the French town of Grasse

FP Staff March 16, 2017 18:30:39 IST
France: Several injured in shooting at school in Grasse, one student arrested

Paris: Several people were injured in a shooting Thursday at a high school in the southern French town of Grasse, police said.

One student carrying weapons was arrested and another was on the run after the shooting at the Tocqueville high school, a police source told AFP, asking not to be named.

Schools in the southeastern French town of Grasse were placed under lockdown following the shooting, the regional educational chief said.

A crisis cell has been put in place after the attack at the Tocqueville high school, education official Emmanuel Ethis said on Twitter.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve cut short a trip to the northern Somme area because of the Grasse shooting, as well as a letter bomb blast at the offices of the International Monetary Fund in Paris on Thursday.

With inputs from AP and AFP

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