Marseille, Mar 17: A second person was held on Friday over a shooting at a French school where a heavily armed teenager opened fire, injuring three fellow pupils and a teacher, a judicial source said. A brother of a friend of the shooter is in custody, the source said, asking not to be named.
A 17-year-old student was arrested after the shooting incident at Tocqueville High School in the southern town of Grasse in the French Rivera on Thursday, said reports. The incident has left two people injured. The incident is not a terror attack, as speculated earlier.
The French media earlier reported that an intruder entered into the Tocqueville High School and opened fire. The incident comes in the wake of the French government issuing a high alert about a terrorist strike. The shooter was arrested immediately after the attack in the southeastern town of Grasse.