KANSAS CITY, Mo. — School leaders in the Kansas City area are reviewing tornado safety procedures following the tornado in Moore, Okla. that killed seven children at one school.
Tornado drills are common in schools in the Midwest and important to remind students and staff where to go and what to do in an emergency.
In the Olathe School District, children are put in fortified interior areas away from windows and doors. They walk through the buildings and determine the best optimal sheltering spot for students. The Hickman Mills School District follows similar protocols, with primarily older schools.
“We’ll have them put their heads into their laps and up against the cinder block wall and away from as many windows as possible,” said John Baccala, Hickman Mills School District spokesperson.