INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Several injured after student armed with guns and grenades opens fire at French school

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A  17-year student has been arrested after opening fire in an A-level college in Grasse on the French Riviera, injuring several and prompting the government to issue a terror warning.

The student, carrying two hand guns, a hunting rifle and two "training" grenades, entered the Alexis de Tocqueville A-level college and opened fire on Thursday morning, local media reported.

The headmaster was among eight people injured in the attack, said a interior ministry spokesman. The headmaster was reportedly shot in the arm. A student was hit by a ricochet. The others suffered light injuries apparently in the panic.

However, other official sources suggested that only three people had been "lightly injured".

Police have arrested the shooter who was "unknown to security services".

Local emergency services advised residents on Twitter to stay at home. The government launched its mobile telephone application warning of a "terrorist" attack.

But an interior ministry spokesman said: "It is clearly too early to confirm the motive for this attack."

Christian Estrosi, president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, said that the attack appeared to be "not at all" terror-related.

Pupils in all schools in Grasse were confined indoors. Police said that all pupils were now "safe".