PESHAWAR (Web Desk) – A month after terrorist attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, authorities have commenced special gun training sessions for female teachers in the city, local media reported on Tuesday.
Initially, eight teachers of Frontier College were given firearms training at Peshawar Police Line. The basic training emphasised how teachers should use the gun, as well as taking cover, before trying to shoot.
The theory is that if attackers target a school, they will face an armed response rather than classrooms full of defenceless staff and children.
Some teachers have expressed confidence and said that weapons training will help them protect their students.
The decision to train teachers was announced by the Inspector General of Kyber Pakhtunkhwa after the provincial government permitted them to keep weapons at the educational institutes.
Security of schools has been beefed up after December 16 attack on Army Public School, that claimed lives of nearly 150 people, most of them children. Elevated boundary walls with steel wire fencing have also been put in place in schools across the country.