Shenzhen School Holds Terrorism Drill Involving Mock Knife AttackPosted: 05/29/2014 2:36 pm
A story titled “Futian Middle School Holds Anti-Terrorism Drill” published by Nandu explained how students at the Shenzhen school were able to “learn anti-terrorism self-protection skills“ in a simulation of a violent terrorist attack.
On May 28, an “Emergency Response Class” was held at Futian Amalgamated Middle School under the direction of police officer Li. Students were first shown a US anti-terrorism short film about Americans arriving at work and encountering a terrorist attack that may have been Die Hard.
Next, students were taught what to do during such an incident: run away, hide, don’t scream or to attract the attacker’s attention, and then later report it to a teacher or police officer. Students were given a chance to practice their new-found anti-terrorism skills when the school held a mock terrorist attack.
Pictures show a knife-wielding assailant that is disappointingly not wearing a black ski mask as depicted in every game of Counter-Strike, but was bald nonetheless and had the politeness to wear white gloves. The terrorist was subdued by school security guards and staff waiting for him to arrive using instruments that could only be described as “anti-terrorism short sticks”, “anti-terrorism long sticks” and “anti-terrorism shields” until he was finally taken away, smiling at a job well done.
Principal Guo Qijun said that the public should not to be scared of a terrorist attack and emphasized the need for more anti-terrorism drills.
There is no word as to whether every knife attack already reported will now be retroactively labeled as an “act of terrorism”.
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Photos: Yangcheng Evening Report via Weibo