Mexican Army to Guard Schools Threatened by Gangs

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Mexican soldiers will from Tuesday start guarding elementary and other schools in the resort town of Acapulco that have been closed since November because of gangs threatening teachers, officials said.

Some 1,000 soldiers will take up positions outside 107 kindergartens, elementary, secondary and other schools in high-crime areas of the city, said Alfredo Miranda, the city’s education chief.

More than 31,000 students have been unable to attend classes since November, when teachers went on strike complaining that they were being threatened by criminal gangs.

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