INTERNATIONAL: Armed student held after school shooting

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An armed student has been arrested after a shooting at a high school in southern France that left at least two people wounded, officials said.

The government minister for victims’ affairs tweeted that two people were wounded and all the students are now safe after the incident in the town of Grasse.

A French police official would not elaborate on what weapon or weapons the student was carrying.

School shootings are rare in France, which remains under a state of emergency after deadly Islamic extremist attacks.