What about the children? is a common battle cry in politics, so its a little puzzling that Oklahomas governor and legislators are twiddling their thumbs when it comes protecting kids from the ground beneath us.
School administrators in Edmond are adding voluntary earthquake safety drills to students routines.
Meanwhile, were still waiting on the state to come up with a comprehensive tornado shelter system for our schools. Remember tornados? Big, swirly winds that keep destroying our stuff? Weve only been dealing with those forever.
Edmond students are taught to drop down, get under their desks and protect their heads when the earth starts shaking. Its actually the same safety precautions kids in the 1950s were taught in case of a nuclear attack, but its probably more useful in this context.
Why are these voluntary? Shouldnt every school be doing this?
One potential problem: With so many earthquakes, kids might not have time to get off the floor and learn.
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