Toulouse, France- A Man on a scooter opened fire on a Jewish school in Toulouse France today killing the school’s Rabbi and three children including two of the Rabbis sons today. Several people were injured in the attack and followed the killing of three soldiers in two separate shootings in the same region last week by a man who escaped on a scooter.
BFM TV news channel announced that the two shooting were connected and the caliber bullet was the same at both scenes. The Interior Ministry refused to confirm this.
President Nicolas Sarkozy cancelled other appointments and was on his way to Toulouse on Monday morning, accompanied by Education Minister Luc Chatel and the president of the CRIF French Jewish association, Richard Prasquier.
One of the father’s at the scene had this to say to the radio station,
“I saw two people dead in front of the school, an adult and a child … Inside, it was a vision of horror, the bodies of two small children. I did not find my son, apparently he fled when he saw what happened. How can they attack something as sacred as a school, attack children only sixty centimetres tall?”
Several other people were injured, two of them seriously.
Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Yigal Palmor, told Reuters,
“We are following with great shock reports coming from Toulouse and we trust the French authorities will solve this crime and bring those responsible to justice.”
A spokesman for the interior ministry said that security was being tightened at all Jewish schools in the country.
What should the French Government do at this point and why are the mainstream media refusing to call this a terror attack?