Local elementary students take part in statewide tornado drill

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
January 24, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Students at Conley Elementary School learned what to do if severe weather hits as part of Florida's statewide tornado drill.

The drill required students to rush into rooms with no windows, kneel down and cover their heads. 800 students calmly got to their designated drill spots Wednesday afternoon.

Assistant Principal Robin Oliveri said the exercise is all about making sure the kids feel comfortable in the event of an actual tornado.

"These are young children and we want them to feel confident," Oliveri said. "The more they practice in a calm time, if an emergency does happen, it's second nature to them and we can get where we're going and there are no problems."

Oliveri says they have these drills once every nine weeks. At the end of the day, team leaders will meet to discuss what went well, or what went wrong, so they can do better next time.

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