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This is America: 9 out of 10 public schools now hold mass shooting drills for students

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How "active shooter" drills became normal for a generation of American schoolchildren.
"Are you kids good at running and screaming?" a police officer asks a class of elementary school kids in Akron, Ohio.
His friendly tone then turns serious.
“What I don’t want you to do is hide in the corner if a bad guy comes in the room,” he says. "You gotta get moving."
This training session — shared online by the ALICE Training Institute, a civilian safety training company — reflects the new normal at American public schools. As armed shooters continue their deadly rampages, and while Washington remains stuck on gun control, a new generation of American students have learned to lock and barricade their classroom doors the same way they learn to drop and roll in case of a fire.
The training session is a stark reminder of how American schools have changed since the 1999 Columbine school shooting. School administrators and state lawmakers have realized that a mass shoot…

Iran: Two hanged for drug trafficking

Iran Human Rights, June 26: Two prisoners were hanged in the prison of Isfahan early this morning, reported the official Iranian media.

According to the Iranian state broadcasting, two prisoners were hanged in the central prison of Isfahan (central Iran) this morning.

The prisoners who were not identified by name were convicted of 3195 grams of crack and 1150 grams of heroin said the report.

Source: Iran Human Rights, June 26, 2013

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