PARIS — A heavily armed student opened fire and wounded four people Thursday at a high school in the southern French city of Grasse, officials said.
Six others were slightly injured in the clamor to escape the school building, officials said.
An Interior Ministry spokesman, speaking on French television, said the suspect is a 17-year-old male student at the Lycée Alexis de Tocqueville in Grasse. He was in possession of a rifle, two handguns and two grenades when arrested, the spokesman said.
At a news conference late Thursday afternoon in Grasse, French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem called the attack “the crazy action of a fragile young man fascinated by weapons.”
The Grasse prosecutor also told reporters that the suspect’s motivations “seem to be related to poor relationships with other students. It seemed to be difficult to integrate.”
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