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Malmö students in school shooting training

Published lördag 16 mars 2013 kl 11.14
Police searching the roof of the school where firearms were found on Friday. Photo: Anna Bubenko/Sveriges Radio

The southern city of Malmö will train all primary school students to handle school shootings after firearms and ammunition were found on the roof of a school on Friday, reports newspaper Sydsvenskan.

"If a school shooting occurs, all children have to be locked in their classrooms as quickly as possible. We want to prevent children from rushing into the corridors and meeting the shooter," says Henric Kahlmeter, head of children and youth policy in the district of Fosie, speaking to news agency TT.

Basing their efforts on best practices from the United States and Finland, Malmö schools will also use iron bars to lock any intruder out of classrooms. The idea is that calling the police and locking children in classrooms is the safest way of handling a shooting.

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