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Kentucky students take part in earthquake drills

Students in Clark County, and across the state, took part in a unique lesson inside their classrooms. They learned what to do if there were ever an earthquake.

More than 200 students at Hannah McClure Elementary School participated in a statewide earthquake drill Tuesday morning.

Students were instructed to duck, cover, and hold on. After the pretend tremors stop inside the school, students head outside covering their heads, to protect themselves from falling debris. They gather outside with their class, so that the teachers can make sure everyone is accounted for.

"We are as safe as possibly anyone else here in town. The children have practiced so hopefully if the real thing were to ever come, it would be automatic" said principal Kathryn Howard.

Each teacher has a set of cards. They are color coded, so that they can be read from far away. A red card lets staff members know that a child is missing. A green card lets everyone know that all is well.

The principal at Hannah McClure says today's drill went smoothly, with good participation from students and staff.

This was the school's second time this school year to practice their earthquake plan.


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