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France to teach children how to react to terror attacks

  • FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, a student writes on the board in La Ronce school, in Ville d'Avray, west of Paris. France's government has unveiled Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016 a plan to teach children how to react in case of an attack at school. Every school will have to organize three security drills per year, including one based on the scenario of an attack with at least one assailant inside the building. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, a student writes on the board in La Ronce school, in Ville d'Avray, west of Paris. France's government has unveiled Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016 a plan to teach children how to react in case of an attack at school. Every school will have to organize three security drills per year, including one based on the scenario of an attack with at least one assailant inside the building. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, students enter school of La Ronce in Ville d'Avray, west of Paris. France's government has unveiled Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016 a plan to teach children how to react in case of an attack at school. Every school will have to organize three security drills per year, including one based on the scenario of an attack with at least one assailant inside the building. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2012 file photo, students enter school of La Ronce in Ville d'Avray, west of Paris. France's government has unveiled Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016 a plan to teach children how to react in case of an attack at school. Every school will have to organize three security drills per year, including one based on the scenario of an attack with at least one assailant inside the building. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 19, 2012 file photo, schoolchildren leave a Jewish school in Paris watched by police officers after an attack on one in Toulouse, in southwest France. France's government has unveiled Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016 a plan to teach children how to react in case of an attack at school. French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem recalled Islamic radical Mohamed Merah's attack on a Jewish school in 2012 in Toulouse.(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

    FILE - In this March 19, 2012 file photo, schoolchildren leave a Jewish school in Paris watched by police officers after an attack on one in Toulouse, in southwest France. France's government has unveiled Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016 a plan to teach children how to react in case of an attack at school. French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem recalled Islamic radical Mohamed Merah's attack on a Jewish school in 2012 in Toulouse.(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)  (The Associated Press)

France's government has unveiled a plan to teach children how to react in case of an attack at school.

Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Wednesday announced a series of measures regarding how schools and children must handle the terrorist threat.

Every school will have to organize three security drills per year, including one based on the scenario of an attack with at least one assailant inside the building. Children will be taught how to hide or to escape, depending on the situation and where they are.

Children aged 13-14 will also get a basic training on life-saving measures.

In addition, some police forces will be patrolling in school areas, a measure in place since last year's attacks in Paris.