Thursday, August 11, 2016

French 14-year-olds to have school lessons on surviving terrorist attacks

French secondary school pupils to learn basic life-saving skills in event of terror attack
French 14-year-olds are to receive training on how to survive a terrorist attack on their schools, following a spate of Islamist killings in recent months, the government announced on Wednesday.
Starting in September, pupils aged 14 and upwards will be taught basic "life-saving" measures. Head teachers will be required to carry out mock attack exercises and to secure “vulnerable areas” of their schools.
The recent attacks and the context of the terrorist threat means heightened vigilance is required,” said a joint statement from the interior an education ministries.
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