A school has been evacuated due to fears of a gunman in Machecoul, France. The school in the west of France was evacuated following reports of a gunman earlier today. The man was spotted near the school in the town, which is located south of Nantes.

One mother told local press: “The students are confined. My daughter does not know when she’s going home. They have heard about an armed man but they know nothing.”

Local media claim the gunman was spotted by a school bus driver and some children. The man is still being hunted by police. Reports indicate if he is not found by tomorrow, armed police will be stationed by the school when pupils arrive.

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