Teacher killed in knife attack in school in northern France

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A teacher was killed and several people injured in a knife attack in a school in the northern France city of Arras on Friday, BFM TV said.

Local police confirmed there had been a knife attack. Regional authorities said the attacker had been arrested.

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Police could not confirm media reports that the assailant had shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’.

BFM TV reported the attacker was about 20 years old and a former pupil.

BFM TV said the person killed was a French language teacher, while a sports teacher was stabbed and inured. Pupils were confined to their classroom, it said.

French interior minister Gerald Darmanin said a police operation was underway in a school.

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