Madison Middle students take cover in statewide tornado drill

MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) — Gov. Phil Bryant declared this week severe weather preparedness week. Students across the state participated in a tornado drill.

WJTV’s Natay Holmes went to Madison Middle School to see how administrators take actions to teach their students how to stay safe if a tornado does happen during school hours.

Sirens went off at 9:15 am. Students filled the hallways, sat with their backpacks along the walls and heads down. The drill lasted no more than 10 minutes.

“We put the emphasis on drills and if this happens, this is how we react to it,” Principal Dee Walsh said. “It’s important to the kids. safety is the first thing. when they come through that door, every morning, safety comes first then academics.”

Principal Walsh said Madison Middle has already had seven or eight drills this year for different disasters.


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