How to keep students and parents safe in the wake of deadly terror attacks

The US government has said it has increased resources to protect students and their families after deadly terror assaults on college campuses and at military facilities.

In a statement to CNN, the Department of Education said the department is working with the National Security Agency (NSA) to “address threats posed by international students and others”.

“We will work to identify, prevent, and mitigate the threat of international student-on-student crime,” it said.

The government said it would provide $2.5 million for the FBI, $600,000 for the US Secret Service and $500,000 to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

It added the money would go towards “assessing and mitigating threats posed to the security and well-being of our students and families”.

Students have been evacuated from the University of California, Berkeley, after an alleged bomb threat on Wednesday night. 

Police said the device was found on campus by students and security staff at around 11pm (local time) but that the device is believed to be fake.

A student was arrested on Thursday after a student at the university called police reporting an intruder.

In April, US President Donald Trump warned that terrorists were “getting very good at this” and warned that they were “going to be watching your back”.

Mr Trump’s warning prompted a nationwide manhunt and resulted in the death of a US serviceman, a police officer and an American aid worker in Afghanistan. 

Mr Trump said the attacks showed the need to “do something” to stop “these maniacs”.

The FBI and Homeland Security are investigating the events that took place on Wednesday.