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Two people have been injured at a school in southern France after a 17-year-old student opened fire, according to French police.

The student who fired the shots at the Alexis de Tocqueville high school in Grasse has been arrested. He was carrying a rifle, two handguns and at least one grenade, said police. One of those injured was the school’s headmaster.

France is on high alert after a series of terror attacks in recent years, including a truck attack in Nice in July that killed more than 80 people. Grasse is only around 40km from Nice in the south.

There is no indication so far that the attacks is related to terrorism, however.

Earlier today, a suspected letterbomb was posted at the French offices of the International Monetary Fund, a day after a Greek militant group claimed responsibility for a similar attack targeting the German finance ministry in Berlin.

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