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Sarkozy: French school shootings are a 'national tragedy'

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said the deaths of three children and a teacher at a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse are a "national tragedy".

Monday's attack happened as children and their parents were arriving at the school, in the Jolimont area of the city.

A teacher at the school, believed to be aged 30, and his two children, aged three and six, are reported to have been killed by a gunman on a scooter.

Mr Sarkozy said: "I can not accept the massacre of children inside a Jewish school".

  • 19 Mar 2012
  • From the section Europe