Schools Participate in Earthquake Drill

EUGENE, Ore. — As part of the Great Oregon ShakeOut, schools participated in the yearly drill to make sure kids know what to do if an earthquake hits.

A third grade class at Prairie Mountain Elementary School spent the time leading up to the drill asking their teacher questions about earthquakes.

Then at 10:17 a.m., the principal came over the intercom, saying the minute-long drill was starting. The whole classroom got under their desks, held onto the legs of the desks and kept their heads protected.

“We spent some time talking and practicing about what to do if there was an earthquake and how to do that drill. We have at our school the Prairie Mountain news in the morning that our 8th graders do, so there was a demonstration video on the news this morning that we watched as well,” said Jennifer Deblouis, Prairie Mountain School Teacher.

Once the drill was over, it was back to business as usual. Students took turns reading through the latest class assignment.

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