Pitt County Students Prepare For Emergency Situation

A statewide emergency tornado drill sounded off in schools across the east Friday morning.

Students and staff from Pactolus School in Pitt County used this practice drill to conclude severe weather awareness week.

This school has been through the real deal though.

Last year, a storm that produced at least one other tornado, actually blew past their school.

The Principal, Doctor Joseph Nelson, says he saw two tornado's that afternoon and immediately got students out of harms way.

He says thanks to these drills they're able to teach kids about safety, in a calm manner, so they're prepared if there's a real event.

Doctor Nelson says they've improved their plan of action, by putting all the staff in bright orange vests, so they're visible to emergency personal, plus teachers have the student roster on their badges so they can account for every child.


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  • by Dave Location: A sturdy building on Mar 6, 2010 at 08:42 AM
    A severe weather drill? How about preparing for something more likely to happen such as a student with a weapon?
  • by Disillusioned Location: Ayden on Mar 6, 2010 at 04:16 AM
    As an old cliche goes, 'If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.' Or how about 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.'
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