A man has committed suicide at a private Catholic school in central Paris by shooting himself in the head, police say.
The shooting took place shortly before noon as children were leaving the school premises for the lunch break. A dozen children witnessed the shooting, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe's office said in a statement
The La Rochefoucauld school is in the 7th district on Paris' Left Bank, and educates children from nursery school to high school. School officials would not comment.