EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMock Shelter Conducted At Public, Private Schools In Kanawha County Friday
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Videographer: Taisha Walker
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 13, 2013 5:52 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 13, 2013 12:46 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Private and public schools in Kanawha County conducted a shelter-in-place drill Friday.
The drill began at all elementary, middle and high schools at 9 a.m., a Kanawha County dispatcher said. The drill lasted about 30 minutes.
At Horace Mann Middle School, the siren went off and students gathered in the gymnasium as part of the exercise. Eyewitness News had a crew at the scene. About 500 students participated in the 30-minute drill. Principal Jon Anderson said in the future the school can work on improving the speed of getting students to shelter-in-place in the event of a real emergency.
All private and public schools in Kanawha County were preparing for a shelter in place drill Friday.
The drill was set to take place at all elementary, middle and high schools at 9 a.m., a Kanawha County 911 dispatcher said.
The drill was expected to last about 30 minutes.
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