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Several injured in school shooting in south France — media

March 16, 2017, 15:44 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The shooter was detained by police, according to BFM TV channel

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MOSCOW, March 16. /TASS/. Several people have been injured after a man opened fire at a high school in the small town of Grasse in France’s southeast, AFP news agency reported on Thursday.

BFM TV channel said that the shooter was later detained by police.

A 17-year old student was armed with a rifle, two handguns and two grenades, the TV channel said quoting police sources.

According to the French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brande, the shooter opened fire at the headmaster, injuring eight people. Their lives are not in danger.

"He (the shooter) was not earlier known by police," Brande said, adding that police are searching for his possible accomplice.

All schools in Grasse were closed after the shooting incident.

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