Friday, 17 March 2017
PARIS: At least 3 people were injured after a shooting at a high school in the small southern French town of Grasse, and a 17-year old student carrying a rifle, handguns and grenades was arrested, the interior ministry and police sources added.
“The individual does not seem to be known by police,” one police 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 source.
Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told France Inter radio that 3 people had been injured, and advised families to remain patient as police took control to stabilise the situation. He had earlier told BFM TV 8 were injured. He said checks were underway on the possibility of a second assailant.
An eye-witness student in the school interviewed by France Inter radio said the students had heard a bang and taken cover under the tables.
“I went to close the windows and saw a guy who looked at me in the eyes. He seemed to be a student and not very big. He shot in the air and ran away,” the student said without giving his name.
Local emergency services advised residents on Twitter to stay at home. The government launched its mobile telephone application warning of a “terrorist” attack.
Source by: Internet