Whole Lotta Shakin’

Kindergartners at Malabon Elementary get introduced to their first earthquake drill. Preparing for quakes is one of the many safety rehearsals students will practice during the school year.

They say it’s coming.

The experts who know these things predict that we are due for a major earthquake.

To prepare for that possibility, students throughout Bethel School District took part in the Great American Shakeout, a national earthquake preparedness event.

The drill taught students how to take cover under desks in the event of a major quake.

The earthquake drill is only one of a number of safety procedures that are rehearsed in our schools.

Fire drills are a monthly requirement, and lockdown drills are performed at least twice a year, and more often in some schools.

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