New security measures as French schools reopen
Over 12 million French children returned to school today after November Jihadist attack in France amin tight security and new measures.
The children returned to schools amid very high security even as they are being drilled on security measures: hide, escape help each other, the BBC reports.
There will be three security drills a year including simulated attacks.
Security is also being beefed up at the entrance to school buildings.
The new measures coincide with major education reforms which have come in despite widespread protests.
France has been under a state of emergency since the coordinated militant Islamist attacks on Paris in November 2015 which claimed the lives of 130 people.
Further jihadist attacks saw 86 people murdered on the seafront at Nice and a priest killed in a church in Rouen.