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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: Six executions, one in public, carried out on November 10

Public execution in Iran (file photo)
Public execution in Iran (file photo)
Imprisonment and cash fine for those arrested in Sardasht protest

Five prisoners were hanged in Kerman Prison (southern Iran) and a 24-year-old man was hanged in public in Chalmeh Sang village near Mashhad (northeast Iran). 

Another prisoner was hanged in public on November 9 in Shiraz, southern Iran.

In another development, the Iranian Judiciary sentenced 12 people to one year imprisonment, each, and payment of cash fine. 

They had been arrested in a 2015 demonstration in protest to the harrowing death of Farinaz Khosravani in Sardasht.

Residents of Mahabad, Sanandaj, Sardasht and other cities of Iranian Kurdistan poured into the streets and staged a demonstration on May 3, 2015, in protest to the death of Farinaz Khosravani who threw herself off the fourth floor of a hotel where she worked to escape being sexually assaulted by an agent of the Intelligence Department. 

The regime clamped down harshly on the protest and made many arrests but has taken no action yet against the Intelligence agent who is responsible for the death of Ms. Khosravani.

The Iranian Resistance urges international human rights bodies to condemn the flagrant violations of human rights by the Iranian regime. 

The NCRI calls on the public and youths in Iran to stand up to executions, torture and suppressive measures by uniting in solidarity against the clerical regime.

Source: The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, November 11, 2016

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