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France issues terror alert after shooting at school

Last updated on: March 16, 2017 20:05 IST

IMAGE: Members of special Police units RAID outside the Tocqueville high school after a shooting incident injuring at least eight people, in Grasse, southern France on Thursday. Photographs: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

France has reportedly issued a terror attack warning on Thursday after a shooting incident at a school in the southern town of Grasse.

Local media reports said a suspect in possession of several weapons opened fire on the headmaster at the Alexis de Tocqueville school, injuring at least eight people.

The Guardian quoted a Police as saying that one suspect had been arrested and a second person was possibly on the run.

The headmaster had been injured but his injuries were not life-threatening.

IMAGE: People embrace near the Tocqueville high school after the shooting.

The suspect who was arrested was a 17-year-old pupil at the high-school.

He was arrested at the school armed with several weapons and grenades.

Residents in Grasse were advised to stay inside and the French government launched its mobile telephone application warning of a 'terrorist' attack.

The French Interior Ministry tweeted that the security situation was ongoing and urged people to stay away from the area.

Source: ANI