Thursday, September 1, 2016

French kids face new anti-terror guidelines at start of school year

Around 12 million children went back to school across France on Thursday as the government unveiled a series of security procedures and guidelines designed to help teachers in the event of a terrorist attack.

An otherwise normal return to classes, or la rentrée as it is known in France, has been marked by tighter screening of people entering school buildings, more security drills and a greater police presence.

School officials in France’s national education system have asked teachers and other staff to remain “extremely” vigilant about the threat of a terror attack.

French President François Hollande acknowledged the heightened alert level as he welcomed back pupils, students and their families from holidays on Facebook...

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