A shooting at a Jewish school in southern France resulted in casualties but authorities did not immediately say how many people were wounded or killed.
Media reports placed the number of dead at three, but CNN could not immediately confirm the figure.
The shooting took place at a private school, Ozar Hatorah, in the city of Toulouse — the same city where a soldier was fatally shot earlier this month.
France has one of the largest Jewish populations in Europe, with 380 reported acts of anti-Semitism in 2011, according to the French Jewish organization CRIF.
The news of Monday’s shooting brought immediate reaction from Israel and France’s grand rabbi.
“We follow with shock the news coming from France, and we trust the French authorities to shed full light on this crime and to bring those responsible to justice,” said Yigal Palmor, the spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry.