There was a terrifying scene Monday in France, where a sword-wielding teenager took over a nursery school classroom full of students and their teacher, news agency AFP reported.
Police said the 17-year-old boy had two swords when he took the class hostage.
He released some of them throughout the morning as anxious parents waited outside the school in the city of Besancon, but he kept five students and the teacher hostage into the lunch hour.
The crisis ended when police were able to enter the building and overpower the teen who had become slightly separated from the children as they were going to eat their meal, AFP reported.
-- Lance Murray