Teachers in southern France’s Aix-en-Provence have been given emergency alarm bracelets through which they can alert police in a bid to improve security.
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For the past week, teachers at 74 kindergartens and primary schools in Aix-en-Provence have been armed with the latest security development – an emergency bracelet.
The bracelet, which can be worn around the neck or wrist, features a large orange button that, when pressed, will raise the alarm at local police stations and throughout the school.
The bracelet is intended to prompt a quicker response time in case of attack or an intrusion, a move that local authorities believe could prove vital in saving lives among the city’s school population of over 9,400 kids and teachers.