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Authorities say French school shooting is not terror-related - UPDATED


At least eight people have been injured in a shooting a school in Grasse, southern France, APA reported citing The Independent.

 

 

Authorities say incident is believed to be personal dispute and is not terror-related.

 

Police have arrested one person on the scene at the Lycee Alexis de Tocqueville, where the headmaster was among those shot.

 

The suspect is a 17-year-old student, who was armed with a rifle, a revolver, a pistol and grenades according to local newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré.

 

Emmanuel Ethis, the rector of the Nice Academy educational district, said two children had been injured and their parents were informed.

 

A spokesperson for the local council in Grasse said the incident resulted from a personal dispute and was not believed to be terror-related.

 

A police source told Reuters two students had been involved in the attack.

 

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16:34 

 

At least two people have been injured after a gunman opened fire in a school in France.

 

The French Government launched a terrorist attack warning following reports of a shooting in a high school in the southern town of Grasse, in the French Riviera, AFP reported.

 

An intruder burst into the Tocqueville High School and opened fire, a source told AFP.

 

Police have arrested one man and a second is possibly being sought.

 

Early reports suggested as many as three gunmen could be in the school, but this has not been confirmed.

 

Local TV BFM suggested a gunman shot at the headteacher of the school.

 

Local residents have been advised to stay inside. 

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