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March 24, 2012 8:48 pm

Terror Alert Eased in France

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

WSJ – PARIS—The French Interior Ministry on Saturday said it downgraded a terror alert that had been in effect in Toulouse since a shooter Monday attacked a Jewish school, lowering it a notch from the maximum “scarlet” to “red.”

French prosecutors, meanwhile, said they continue to investigate whether Mohamed Merah, who police say claimed responsibility for seven killings—three children and a teacher at the school and three soldiers in other attacks—had any accomplices. Mr. Merah was shot dead by SWAT police on Thursday.

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