French police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in the southern French town of Grasse after he shot at least two people at a local school.
The boy, who is said to have been armed with three guns and two grenades, attacked at Tocqueville High School in Grasse. The unidentified male was a student at the school.
Police believe the school’s headmaster was the target of the attack as he is among the injured. An anti-terrorist swuad from the elite Raid force were immediately sent to the scene.
Regional president Christian Atrosi said the “precise circumstances” around the shooting remained unclear, amid a number of conflicting reports.
One student reported hearing four gunshots, while another student, speaking to Nice Matin (in French), described hearing three loud bangs before turning and seeing a shooter.
The government minister for victims affairs, Juliette Meadel, said via social media that all students were safe, adding her thoughts were with the parents of the two people injured in the attack.
Currently, no motive is known. Regional president Christian Atrosi said the “precise circumstances” surrounding the shooting remain unclear. Similarly, local officials are not defining the incident as a terrorist attack.
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An unidentified 17-year-old student at the Alexis de Tocqueville High School in Grasse, France, has been arrested after he wounded at least three people. Police have confirmed that the shooting took place early Thursday and that the gunmen were believed to have been targeting the headmaster, who was shot.
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