HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) - Class at Valley Forge Elementary School in Huber Heights was interrupted by an alarm Tuesday morning.
"This is a tornado drill," sounded over the intercom. "Get to your safe place."
Students immediately stood from their seats, lined up and waited for their teacher to lead them to their safe place.
"We aim to have all 550 students in place in less than two minutes," said Larry Sussman, who is the school's Principal. "We had the fire department come and identify safe spots within the building in the event a tornado strikes."
Principal Sussman communicates with other faculty members with a two-way radio. Collectively, they check each teacher's class to ensure all students are in their designated spot.
"This drill was successful. The students did well," said Principal Sussman. "We teach them to get low to the ground, tuck their chin to their knees and cover their head."
Valley Forge observed a moment of silence for those affected in Moore, Oklahoma.
"I was shocked to see the two schools so heavily damaged," said Principal Sussman. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the children killed and their families."
Valley Forge practices tornado drills once a month. Fire and lock-down drills are also practiced routinely.
When police and firefighters arrived, Moore said the victim, a grandfather living at the residence, was trying to go back inside the burning home.
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