Saturday, September 23, 2006

*This* Is Why You Should Take Those Drills At School Seriously


Devin Wilburn, 12, said students at St. James Middle School had just completed a tornado drill. Then they interrupted their science test to rush back into the hallway for the real thing. The children knelt down and put their hands over their heads, he said.

"I just heard a bunch of thunder and ripping, because the top of the roof came off," Devin said.

No teachers, children or staff members were injured.

You want to do it right when it's the real thing. And as they say in sports, you play like you practice.


rightwingprof said...

I probably shouldn't say this, but we did civil defense drills in grade school (you know, duck and cover), and yes, we had a bomb shelter.

EllenK said...

Living in the belt buckle of Tornado Alley, I take these things seriously. Having been in a school hostage/lockdown situation, I take those things seriously as well. Unlike many teachers, who consider these drills disruptive, I take them seriously enough that if we haven't had one in a while, I ask when the next one is scheduled. Knowing what to do in an emergency is 10% bravery and 90% preparation. Ask anyone who has been through a fire, a tornado or a hurricane what save their lives and it is always that they knew what to do without hesitation.