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Grasse School Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The town of Grasse, located in the south east of France. (Wikipedia)

Authorities in France have said that “multiple people” have been injured following a shooting at high school in the town of Grasse. The small city is located in the southeastern part of the country, less than 30 miles west of Nice in Alpes-Maritimes. The school involved is the Alexis de Tocqueville high school. The gunfire erupted on the afternoon of March 16.

Here’s what we know so far:


1. One of Those Wounded is the School’s Principal

Le Figaro reports that three people have been shot and it’s possible that another has been stabbed. One of those wounded is the school’s principal. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

BFMTV reports that the principal was targeted by the gunman. One student told the station that he heard “four shots” and that the scene was “total panic.”


2. A 17-Year-Old Student Was Armed With 3 Guns & 2 Grenades: Authorities

Reports from the scene say that a 17-year-old student who is not known to police has been taken into custody. Le Figaro reports that the student was “heavily armed.”

Reports of a second gunman were later proven to be false.

BFMTV reports that the suspect was armed with three guns and two grenades.


3. The Suspect Watched Videos of ‘American High School Shootings’

Grasse Shooting Text Alert

This illustration picture taken in Rennes, western France on March 16, 2017 shows the screen of a smartphone displaying French government attack alert.
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Le Monde reports that the suspect is from Tocqueville and that he watched “videos of mass killings.”

L’Express reports that the suspect “consulted” websites relating to American high school shootings.

French journalist Nicholas Henin has referred to the suspect as a “fragile young man” on Twitter.


4. A Massive Police Response Is on Site in Grasse

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A photo from the scene of the attack. (Facebook)

Authorities in France have issued a text alert saying that there has been a possible terror attack. Le Monde reports that no links have been established between this shooting and Islamic terrorism.

The anti-terror force in France, RAID is on scene at the school, reports the Daily Telegraph. While France Info reports that the security forces have evacuated the school. Parents have been asked to avoid the school.


5. There Is No Confirmation That the Attack Is Linked to the Several Terror Attacks That Have Rocked France Over the Last 2 Years

Grasse is known as the capital of France’s perfume industry. There are no indications that the attack is related to terrorism. Over the past two years, France has been rocked by the multiple attacks linked radical Islamist fighters. In July 2016, 86 people were killed in Nice when a truck rammed into a crowd of people on a promenade. France is still under a general state of emergency over the attacks.

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Killian Barbey: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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The suspect in a French high school shooting allegedly watched videos of American high school attacks in preparation. He has been named a Killian Barbey, 16. Authorities have said that he was heavily armed with a rifle, two handguns and two grenades. The gunfire erupted at the Alexis de Tocqueville high school in Grasse at around 1 p.m. on March 16. The small city is located in the southeastern part of the country, less than 30 miles west of Nice in Alpes-Maritimes. The motive for the attack is “to be determined” by authorities.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. The Suspect Has Been Referred to as a ‘Fragile Young Man’

Grasse Shooting Text Alert

This illustration picture taken in Rennes, western France on March 16, 2017 shows the screen of a smartphone displaying French government attack alert.
(Getty)

French journalist Nicholas Henin has referred to the suspect as a “fragile young man” on Twitter. While Nice Matin reports that the suspect was the victim of “harassment.”

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This is the last photo posted on Kylian’s Facebook page.

Le Monde reports that the suspect is from Tocqueville and that he watched “videos of mass killings.”

L’Express reports that the suspect “consulted” websites relating to American high school shootings.

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2. He’s the Son a Far-Right French Politician

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Barbey pictured with his family, father Franck Barbey, is at the head of the table. (Facebook)

La Depeche reports that Barbey is the son of Franck Barbey. Franck Barbey is a former Grasse city counselor where he represented the far-right Front National party. Since then, Barbey has left that party for the similarly right-wing RPF.

Franck Barbey posted a photos of him and his son in Ireland on a vacation in the summer of 2016.


3. Barbey Posted a Video of Himself With a Gun to His Head on Facebook

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Killian Barbey pictured in 2015. (Facebook)

In November 2016, Barbey posted a video to his Facebook page. It shows the suspect wearing a Slipknot-esque mask. He’s holding a revolver. Barbey takes turns showing the unloaded gun to the camera and pointing it at his temple while pulling the trigger. In the comments section, a friend asks Barbey is he stole the gun.

The rest of Barbey’s Facebook page is adorned with various memes showing various incarnations of The Joker character from the Batman series of movies. While on his YouTube channel, Barbey’s background image is from surveillance footage during the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.


4. The Shooter Targeted the School’s Principal

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French police at the entrance to the school. (Getty)

Le Figaro reports that three people have been shot and it’s possible that another has been stabbed. One of those wounded is the school’s principal. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

BFMTV reports that the principal was targeted by the gunman. One student told the station that he heard “four shots” and that the scene was “total panic.” While another witness told RTL that students had to climb over fences to get out of the staff parking lot.

Reports from the scene say that Barbey has no criminal record in Grasse. Le Figaro reports that the student was “heavily armed.”

Reports of a second gunman were later proven to be false.

BFMTV reports that the suspect was armed with three guns and two grenades.

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5. A Terror Alert Was Issued Throughout France

Grasse School Shooting Photos Pictures

A photo from the scene of the attack. (Facebook)

Authorities in France have issued a text alert saying that there has been a possible terror attack. Le Monde reports that no links have been established between this shooting and Islamic terrorism.

The anti-terror force in France, RAID is on scene at the school, reports the Daily Telegraph. While France Info reports that the security forces have evacuated the school. Parents have been asked to avoid the school.

Grasse is known as the capital of France’s perfume industry. There are no indications that the attack is related to terrorism. Over the past two years, France has been rocked by the multiple attacks linked radical Islamist fighters. In July 2016, 86 people were killed in Nice when a truck rammed into a crowd of people on a promenade. France is still under a general state of emergency over the attacks.

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Brandy Rusher: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A former America’s Next Top Model contestant is in intensive care after being shot in Houston. Two other people were killed and three others were injured during the same attack. A search is on for the suspects who shot Brandy Rusher, 33, a finalist on season four of ANTM, according to TMZ. The gossip site says that Rusher was shot with a high-powered rifle. In total, four people were shot, two of those died. One of the deceased men has been named as Rusher’s brother, Wayne. The other has been named as Christopher Beatty. Rusher and Beatty are also related.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Rusher Was Described as Having a ‘Major Attitude Problem’ During Her Run on ‘ANTM’

Styleite when speaking about Rusher said that the former model “never did show the most graceful behavior” while on ANTM. When she arrived on the show Rusher had a “vibrant personality and a bright red afro.”

Rusher lasted until episode three of the season. One recap of her time on the show says, ” as the weeks progressed, it became apparent to everyone that Brandy had a major attitude problem.” In one incident, Rusher “verbally attacked” fellow contestant, Tatiana Dante.

Rusher said after leaving the show, “The show gave me an inside look allowing me to have a reason to strive harder. I was able to see how I was perceived and now I have a point to prove how I have changed and the areas that I have been working on.” She added, “I would control my attitude and pay more attention to other people’s feelings. I probably would have stayed more to myself and focused on the competition rather than the friendships.”

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2. Rusher Was Arrested in 2010 on Charges of Resisting Arrest

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Brandy Rusher pictured on her Facebook page.

In May 2010, it was reported by ABC Houston that Rusher had been arrested in Houston on charges of resisting arrest. It was said at the time that Rusher, “pushed, shoved and cursed” at police officers who had responded to her home. Those cops had been called to Rusher’s place after neighbors reported loud music coming from the apartment. Rusher was charged with a misdemeanor. She had fled the scene and was arrested later.


3. Rusher Works as a Hair Stylist

According to recent posts on her Facebook page, Rusher has been working as a hair stylist in recent times. After leaving ANTM, Rusher studied fashion design at Houston Community College. She is a native of Houston. Rusher writes in her About section, “You know who I am… if you don’t then you shouldn’t be my friend on here.” Posts on her page indicate that she has one son born in November 2016.

Rusher’s red afro had been designed by her mother, Lawanna McKinnon. She married Rusher’s father, Gary Rusher, in March 1985.

After leaving ANTM, Rusher said of her future plans, “I am planning on finding an agent that believes in me and I am open to all types of modeling, runway, print, commercials.”

Rusher’s IMDb page says she is “an accomplished gospel/soul vocalist.”

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4. She Was Brought Up in a ‘Strict Church’ That Frowned Upon Modeling

Rusher explained in a March 2005 interview that she grew up in a “strict church. Rusher says, “they looked down upon participating in such activities. Around 12 or 13 we left the church and I branched out and then decided to pursue the modeling industry. I really had never done anything like this so it was great and an answer to my prayers.”


5. A Local Pastor Told the Media of His Frustrations at the Continued Violence in Rusher’s Neighborhood

A pastor at the Sonrise Community Church in the neighborhood where the shooting took place told the Houston Chronicle that he is “frustrated” by the continued violence. The pastor, Edward Buford, pointed out a playground to the reporter and said, “We need to put money into places like this.”

ABC Houston reports that all of the victims are members of the same family. The gunfire erupted at 6:30 p.m.

The Chronicle report says that there are three suspects in the shooting. They were in a white car, before the shooting, there had been a short argument between the gunmen and the victims.

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WATCH: Video Footage of Fetty Wap Shootout & Robbery

On Sunday morning, rapper/singer Fetty Wap was involved in a shooting outside of a deli in New Jersey.

According to The Independent, police report that the suspect they currently have in custody is Raheem Thomas aka “Fuzz,” a fellow rapper who’s had a long and convoluted beef with Fetty Wap over the years. Fuzz even released a diss track against the rapper in 2015 titled “Got ‘Em,” and was taken in for questioning after he posted a picture of himself wearing Wap’s “1738” chain on social media.

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Nichole Cevario: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The gun that was recovered from Cevario’s home. (Frederick County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities in Maryland say that an 18-year-old student planned to shoot up her high school in an attack similar to Sandy Hook or Columbine. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office announced on March 27 that Nichole Cevario had been arrested and sent to a hospital for mental evaluation. Her arrest took place on March 23. Investigators say Cevario had planned her attack for April 5. She is accused of plotting to shoot people and plant explosives at Catoctin High School in Thurmont, Maryland, about 70 miles northwest of Baltimore. Cevario had been amassing the weaponry needed for her plot when she was arrested, cops said.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Cops Say Cevario’s Journal Revealed the Teen Planned to Die During the Attack

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More of the explosives found at Cevario’s home. (Frederick County Sheriff’s Office)

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that Cevario’s journal was recovered from her home. From that journal, authorities believe Cevario planned to die on the day of the shooting. Other details from the journal included information about the movements of the school resource officer. Authorities said the diary, “spelled out a detailed shooting event that she planned to execute on a specific date in April at Catoctin High School.” The specific date was April 5, reports WUSA’s Stephanie Gailhard.

At no time were guns or explosives brought on to the Catoctin High School campus. The Frederick News-Post quotes Major Tim Clarke of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office saying that Cevario was arrested at the school on March 23.

Clarke explained that weapons and explosive materials had been found in her home. Though none of the materials had been formed into a bomb. In addition, cops found a shotgun and ammunition. Police do not believe that there are no other suspects relating to the attack.


2. After Her Release From Hospital, Cevario Is Expected to be Charged With ‘Intent to Create a Destructive Device’

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These are some of the explosive materials found at Cevario’s home. (Frederick County Sheriff’s Office)

When Cevario is released from Frederick Memorial Hospital, she will be charged with the possession of explosive material with intent to create a destructive device and possession of incendiary material with the intent to create a destructive device, according to a press release from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. If convicted, Cevario could face 25 years in prison, according to Maryland state law.

Investigators are trying to establish if Cevario “would have had the will to execute the event.” The sheriff’s statement says it is “clear that Ms. Cevario was struggling with mental health issues which prompted the emergency evaluation at Frederick Memorial Hospital.”


3. Cevario Is an Honor Student

Cevario is an honor roll student at Catoctin High School, according to a November 2016 notice in the Frederick News-Post. Cevario was named in similar notices in 2014 and 2015. One student who worked with Cevario on a project, Stephen Hockschild, told WUSA, “We could always joke around and everything. You would never expect her to do something like that.”

A spokesman for the Frederick County Public Schools told the Frederick News-Post about Cevario’s arrest, “We identify the location of the student, go to where the student is and then remove the student to the office. That’s where law enforcement takes over. … It’s important to us that we do that in a non-disruptive way and that’s exactly what happened here.”

Catoctin principal Bernie Quesada told parents in an email after Cevario, via the Frederick News-Post, “We take all threats concerning student safety extremely seriously, as does law enforcement. While we are handling this incident quickly and appropriately, we ask for your help in controlling rumors, particularly social media rumor. The bottom line is this: our school is safe, and we will work together as a community to keep it safe. We will share additional information as appropriate.”


4. Cevario’s Parents Are Being ‘Extremely Cooperative’ With the Investigation

The investigation into Cevario began when her father contacted authorities about his daughter’s behavior, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. The office said they are “extremely appreciative of the parent’s actions in bringing this potentially deadly incident to the proper authority’s attention, promptly, so that a positive conclusion could be achieved. They absolutely did the right thing and have been extremely cooperative throughout the entire investigation.”


5. Catoctin High School Was Rocked by the Suicide of a Student in April 2016

In April 2016, Catoctin High School was rocked by the tragic suicide of 16-year-old Sienna Caselle. Caselle, like Cevario, was from Thurmont, Maryland. Frederick County Councilman Billy Shreve described Caselle as being “larger than life,” according to the Frederick News Post. Caselle was known for volunteering especially with those who lived with disabilities.

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WATCH: Washington D.C. Homicide Suspect Shoots & Kills With Weapon

A male homicide suspect in Washington D.C. was caught on surveillance cameras frantically running throughout a neighborhood and firing a weapon.

The Metropolitan Police Departments Homicide Branch released the surreal surveillance video on March 31, asking for assistance in identifying the suspect in the shooting, which left one dead and one hospitalized.

Police label the male suspect as a “person of interest” in a homicide that took place in the 2100 block of Alabama Avenue, Southeast on March 28 at around 3:45 p.m.

The shocking video shows the suspect running through a street after someone, pulling up his pants along the way. A video from a nearby gas station shows the suspect running through its parking lot and opening fire at what appears to be a car before fleeing from the scene and back through the road.

According to a news release from the Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to the scene for a report of a shooting. As they were responding, they discovered a car accident where the driver and passenger of one of the involved vehicles were suffering from gunhot wounds.

Emergency personnel transported both of the male victims to a hospital, but one of them — identified as 31-year-old Antwan Jones of Arlington, Virginia — succumbed to his injuries later on and was pronounced dead. The other victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police are asking for people to identify the suspect and are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for providing information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Those that have a tip on the case are asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or text the tip line at 50411.

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