France School Shooting: Armed student goes on rampage, 8 injured; 1 arrested

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Updated: March 16, 2017 9:13:02 PM

French police say there has been a shooting in a high school in the southern town of Grasse. Officials are still trying to determine whether there are any casualties.

france shooting incident, shooting incident france, shooting in france, gun shot in grasse, grasse high school shootingFrench police say there has been a shooting in a high school in the southern town of Grasse. Officials are still trying to determine whether there are any casualties. (Reuters)

Eight people are reportedly injured in a shooting incident which took place at a high school in the southern French town of Grasse, sources close to the investigation said. As per various reports, an intruder burst into the Tocqueville high school and opened fire. There are two people suspected to be a part of the attack, reasons of which are not known yet. The police has arrested one of the accused while they are looking for a possible second attacker.  Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said a 17-year-old student from the Alexis de Tocqueville school in the town of Grasse was arrested after Thursday’s shooting at the school.  “We are still in the phase of rescue, of searching for a possible second perpetrator,” Brandet said on BFM television.  He said it is too early to know the motives for the attack, which came as France is under a state of emergency.

French police say there has been a shooting in a high school in the southern town of Grasse. Officials are still trying to determine whether there are any casualties. The shooting at the high school in Grasse comes as France remains in a state of emergency following deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 and an attack last year in the city of Nice, which is 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from Grasse.

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All students are safe, he said. Earlier in the day, a ‘letter bomb’ had exploded at the French office of the International Monetary Fund, lightly injuring one person.  As per a police official, no other damage took place in the incident which took place in western Paris on Thursday. It is unclear who sent the letter. Police experts are at the scene, said the official, who was not authorized to be publicly named. The IMF office in France did not immediately respond to calls. France remains in a state of emergency after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks over the past two years.

 

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