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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: Five executed on drug trafficking, murder charges

Public execution in Iran
Iran Human Rights (MAY 13 2017): A prisoner identified as Koroush Langroudi was reportedly hanged at Bandar Abbas Central Prison on murder charges.

According to close sources, the execution was carried out on Tuesday May 9 and the prisoner was 36 years old at the time of his death.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have not announced this execution.

Recently in Bandar Abbas Central Prison, the death sentences of eleven prisoners with drug related charges were commuted to life in prison. 

However, there are still about nine prisoners in this prison who are in danger of execution for drug related charges.

Iran Human Rights (MAY 13 2017): A prisoner identified as Davoud Fateminasb was reportedly hanged at Tabriz Central Prison on murder charges.

According to a report by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, the execution was carried out on Tuesday May 9 and the prisoner had been arrested three years ago on murder charges. 

The prisoner was reportedly sent for execution two months ago, but his death penalty sentence was suspended last minute.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have not announced this execution.

Iran Human Rights (MAY 10 2017): On the morning of Monday May 8, two prisoners were reportedly hanged at Mashhad Central Prison.

According to the Iranian state-run news agency Rokna, one of the prisoners, who was not identified by name, was 35 years old, while the other prisoner, who was identified by the initials M.M., was 27 years old.

Iran Human Rights (MAY 6 2017): On Thursday May 4, a prisoner was reportedly hanged at Mashhad Prison on murder charges.

The execution was announced by the Iranian state-run news agency Rokna, but the name of the prisoner was not mentioned in the report. 

According to Rokna, the prisoner had committed a murder crime five years ago at the age of 25.

Source: Iran Human Rights, May 15, 2017

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