Enforce estimate between 80 and 100 students took to the streets, propelling stones at officers as well as throwing molotov cocktails and launching fireworks in shows of destruction.
At 11am, several individuals were able to enter the Suger college, north of important Paris, and start three fires in the building.
A witness added: «They were sling Molotov cocktails and firing mortar fireworks into the premises.»
But while enforce attended the scene, in a bid to quell the violent acts, they faced remote aggression.
One officer said: «At about 11 am smoke was thrown into the mix.
«The air became unbreathable and the headmaster decided to evacuate and close the facility, which had already been unable to cope the day before by incidents.»
The arrests follow a series of violent protests cleave to the alleged rape of a young black man by French police with a truncheon.
The man, related only as Theo L, remains in hospital with injuries after his apprehend and alleged abuse on February 2.
Police looking to stem the tide of formlessness outside the Saint Denis Suger High School claim they heard «watchwords like ‘revenge for Theo'».