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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…

Singapore: 17-year-old student nabbed for possession of 1,730 stimulant pills, faces death penalty

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A 17-year-old here was arrested for possession of 1,730 stimulant pills worth RM 17,300.

District police chief Superintendent Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said a narcotics team raided the Form Five student's home at Kampung Gong Penaga here following a tip-off on Thursday at 6.15pm.

He said the suspect, who tested negative for drugs, lives with his grandmother, and has been involved in distributing drugs since March.

"During the raid, the suspect panicked, and attempted to chuck a packet of stimulant pills out the window," he said yesterday.

"Later, the suspect led the police team to the kitchen area where a packet of 1,600 stimulant pills was found," he said today.

Zamri said the teen was taken to the Kuala Besut police station for further investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act for trafficking.

If convicted, the suspect could face a mandatory death sentence.

"Initial investigations show that the suspect has been selling drugs in the Jertih and Gong Penaga. Fortunately, he has not been distributing drugs at his school," Zamri added.

Source: New Straits Times Online, November 22, 2016

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