03:41 GMT +317 December 2017
Listen Live
    French police (File)

    Casualties Reported in Shooting at French College

    © REUTERS/ Philippe Wojazer
    Europe
    Get short URL
    376

    Eight people have been injured in a shooting at a college in the Southern town of Grasse on Thursday, BFM TV reported.

    BFM TV reports that an unidentified man opened fire aiming at the headmaster of Tocqueville high school.

    Later, a source in local police said that it was a student that tried to shoot the headmaster. The student had with him a rifle, a gun, a revolver and two grenades.

    Local emergency services advise on Twitter that residents stay indoors. At the same time, the government launched its mobile telephone application warning of a "terrorist" attack.

    Local media reports that one person has been arrested following the shooting incident. A police special unit is currently on site, BFM TV reports.

    A police source told Reuters that a second perpetrator is on the run. 

    A local official said that the incident is not terror-related, but rather a quarrel between two students gone awry.

    Earlier today, a parcel exploded upon opening at the Paris office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). French President Francois Hollande subsequently called the incident a terror attack.

    Related:

    Letter Explosion Injures One Person at IMF Paris Office
    Tags:
    Southern France, France
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment