The TES is reporting that the Belgian government has issued a circular outlining security measures for schools in the aftermath of bombings in Brussels.
…education minister Joëlle Milquet has written to headteachers saying that schools should have just one point of entry to their sites, which is guarded at all times, the RTBF.be website reports.
At the end of the school day, staff must oversee the handover of children to their parents, and be able to call the emergency services in the event of an incident.
Large gatherings in front of schools should also be limited, the circular said.
Heads have also been advised to make contact with the local police force in their area to arrange any further appropriate security measures.
Brussels schools have been told to cancel school trips for the time being, local newspapers reported…
It is chilling even to think that a school might be a direct target. Let’s hope these turn out to be unnecessary measures.
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