March 16, 2017 / 5:28 PM / 4 months ago

French school attack was "crazy act" by youth fascinated by guns - minister

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French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem visits the TNP (National Popular Theater) in Villeurbanne, France, January 17, 2017.Robert Pratta/Files

PARIS (Reuters) - An attack at a high school in southeastern France on Thursday was "a crazy act by a fragile young man fasinated by firearms," Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem said.

Vallaud-Belkacem was visiting the town of Grasse where the teenage student opened fire, injuring three people, including the headmaster, in an attack carried out after he had watched American-style mass shooting videos.

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Adrian Croft

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