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Two injured in shooting at French school, one arrested: Police

Local emergency services advised residents on Twitter to stay at home. The government launched its mobile telephone application warning of a 'terrorist' attack. Photograph: (AFP)

Reuters Paris, France Mar 16, 2017, 12.46 PM (IST)

A shooting has taken place at a high school in the small southern French town of Grasse, injuring at least two people, a police source said.

 

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A 17-year-old student armed with a rifle, two handguns and two grenades was arrested, a police source said.

"The individual does not seem to be known by police," the source said.

A second source said it appeared that two students had opened fire on the headmaster, who had been injured, adding that the suspects did not seem to be militants.

"One of the two was arrested and the second fled. There was panic and the students took refuge in the (neighbouring) supermarket," said the second source.

The source said it was too early to say whether it was a terrorist attack but that one man had been arrested and a second was possibly being sought.

Local emergency services advised residents on Twitter to stay at home. The government launched its mobile telephone application warning of a "terrorist" attack.

 

A teenage student opened fire at a high school in south-eastern France injuring three people, including the headmaster (Reuters)

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