Education Ministry to Release School Shootings Response Guide

Police cordoned off a Tartu school last November after shooting threats were made Photo: Postimees/Scanpix
11/29/2010 2:29 PM
Category: Education

In light of globally increasing incidents of school shootings – including one just across the Gulf of Finland – the Ministry of Education is compiling a practical response guide for such emergencies.

The document will be released before the end of the year as part of a project headed by a school in the Rocca al Mare district of Tallinn. A few years ago, local schools only practiced fire evacuations, but the realization of a harrowing new threat in schoolhouses around the world has become a central theme in security, general education specialist Siiri Lepasaar told Delfi.

"We witness more cooperation with local police authorities since the law requires all schools to create a corresponding action plan," said Lepasaar.

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