Update: French police say one man has been arrested and a second person is possibly on the run following a shooting at a high school in Grasse. Additionally, Reuters adds that the Grasse high school shooting was between 2 students and is not terror related, according to the Grasse Town Hall
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Moments after one person was injured at the Paris IMF Headquarters after opening a letter bomb, the French government has launched a terrorist attack warning after a shooting took place at the southern town of Grasse, where several have been injured. According to Reuters, a man opened fired on the headmaster at the Grasse high school, French BFM TV reports citing sources.
Shooting on high school in Grasse (South of France); several people injured. pic.twitter.com/bhD6XPdguy
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Reuters adds that local emergency services are advising on Twitter that residents should stay indoors.
- SHOOTING HAS TAKEN PLACE AT FRENCH COLLEGE IN SOUTHERN TOWN OF GRASSE, SEVERAL INJURED - BFM TV, CITING POLICE SOURCES: RTRS
- MAN OPENED FIRE ON HEADMASTER AT GRASSE COLLEGE -BFM TV CITING POLICE SOURCES
- FRENCH GOVT HAS LAUNCHED TERRORIST ATTACK WARNING THROUGH TELEPHONE APPLICATION AFTER GRASSE INCIDENT
- LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR SOUTHERN FRENCH TOWN OF GRASSE ADVISE ON TWITTER THAT RESIDENTS STAY INDOORS
According to AFP, the shooting was by a person who broke into the school, AFP said. The exact nature of the attack wasn’t immediately clear.
An image from the scene of the shooting in Grasse: