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MHS Students and faculty participate in The Great American ShakeOut

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MHS Students and faculty participate in The Great American ShakeOut

Hannah Bennett

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On October 19, 2017, both students and faculties of all ages participated in what is called, “The Great American ShakeOut”. This is a practice drill for earthquakes dedicated to preparing people in the case of an unexpected earthquake. The drill took place at 10:19 (a reference to October 19, which is the day Mexico City had its first earthquake in 2016).

Students follow instructions to Drop, Cover, and Hold On.

Each student and teacher hid under their desks and protected themselves. They were taught to cover their neck, head, and hold onto something solid. They were also taught about unsafe places to hide during an earthquake.

“I learned that, even when you are outside, you can still hit by falling bricks. That was something I didn’t know about,” Sophomore Emily Willmore said.

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