Gunman kills four at French school
A suspected serial killer shot dead three children and a teacher at a
Jewish school in France on Monday in what was branded an anti-Semitic
attack, plunging the nation into shock. President Nicolas Sarkozy
declared the murders a "national tragedy" as anti-terror police probed
the third fatal shooting involving a gunmen wielding what police said
was the same pistol in the Toulouse area in recent days.
The gunman opened fire on a crowd as children and teachers arrived
for class in the morning, then charged on to school grounds. The killer
escaped on what witnesses said was a powerful scooter.