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Cablegate: Bahrain Overseas Schools - Security Liaison

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS MANAMA 001531

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/IP/ITA, NEA/ARPI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC PTER BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN OVERSEAS SCHOOLS - SECURITY LIAISON

REF: STATE 190889

1. (SBU) RSO provides security assistance and advice to the
Bahrain School (34 USG dependents) and St. Christopher's
School (4 USG dependents) in Manama. RSO Manama has
established procedures for school administrators to contact
MSG Post 1 via landline and/or cell phone in case of
emergency.

2, (SBU) Bahrain Public Security provides armed patrols in
the areas around both schools, on foot and in mobile units.
The Government of Bahrain continues to provide effective
safety and security measures for these schools.

3. (SBU) The Bahrain School is a Department of Defense School
administered by the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain
(co-located with U.S. Naval Central Command 5th Fleet
Headquarters). Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS),
Naval Security Forces and local guards, paid for by the NSA,
provide security for the school and bus transportation, and
conduct emergency training. NCIS provides security briefings
for teachers and administrators. RSO is involved in the
overall security planning for the Bahrain School, but NCIS
and the Navy have primary responsibility. Emergency plans
from the Bahrain School are very comprehensive

4. (SBU) St. Christopher's School is an independent school,
based on the British education system. RSO met with school
administrators and offered assistance and training. The
school has not yet accepted our offer. A local guard company
provides security at the school along with police patrols.
The school is aware of terrorist/crime threats and takes
security very seriously. The School's emergency plans have
been discussed with RSO and appear to be effective.

5. (SBU) Section 1500 of the Emergency Action Plan provides
information on the Bahrain School.
ZIADEH

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