Brazilian elementary school teachers receive instruction on how to react in high risk situations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 10, 2017. AFP / Mauro PIMENTEL
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Teachers in violence-wracked Rio de Janeiro started a new course Monday – they are learning how to react to the shootings and violence plaguing the host city of last year's Olympic Games.Some 40 teachers attended the course organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and each educator will go back and instruct colleagues in their own schools on how to deal with a variety of violent incidents.Rio de Janeiro has more than 1,500 public schools, a third of them located in areas deemed to be at risk from violence.Rio is in the grip of an increasingly bloody war between rival drug gangs operating in its favelas – the poorer communities that lack adequate infrastructure or police, but which are home to a quarter of the city's 6 million inhabitants.
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