Some of the young survivors of the worst ever attacks by the Pakistani militants returned to the Army Public School in Peshawar for the first time on January 12, 2015. The pupils returned for the first time since the attack on December 16, 2015 when the Taliban assassins killed more than 150 of the students of the school.
The students returned to the school as they were escorted with heavily armed troops and the school had a new airport style security gate. However, many of the parents are still under fear and decided to keep their children away.
Schools across the country had remained shut across the winter season. Meanwhile, the authorities took time to tighten security and also announced new measures which included death penalty to deal with the insurgents. Many schools reopened on January 12, 2015.
The dreadful incident on December 16, 2014 saw Taliban militants breaking in to the school and killed more than 100 innocent pupils. Many teachers were burnt alive while two of the children aged 13 were beheaded. The corridors and school hall floor had blood flowing, with shoes, spectacles and the walls pocked with bullets. As the children returned, the walls were plastered and painted so as to emit all the reminders of the infamous incident.
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