Terror attack training for all teachers amid fears that schools and colleges could be targeted by fanatics

The Mirror is reporting that teachers are being briefed about what to do if terrorists attack.

Thousands of secondary schools and all 154 higher learning institutions are being offered places on the course by the 45 UK police forces.

The training comes after Islamic State urged Muslim parents in France to remove their children from schools and to kill teachers in December 2015.

In March 2012, Mohamed Merah, a jihadist with links to al-Qaeda , killed three children and a teacher outside a Jewish school in south-western France.

Scotland Yard confirmed that Project Argus is a National Counter Terrorism Security Office led initiative, which supports “strategic leaders in businesses and other organisations to consider the preparedness of their organisations for a terrorist attack”.

It said in a statement: “As part of our ongoing response to the threat from violent extremism we have worked with senior representatives from businesses, sports and social venues, as well as other agencies, running table top exercise’s to help them evaluate, review and ultimately enhance their security plans. This has recently included educational establishments – particularly targeting higher education.”

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