Wichita Public Schools hold earthquake drill

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Along with fires and tornadoes, Wichita Public School students are learning how to stay safe during an earthquake.

It’s called drop, cover and hold. A training exercise where students and staff watch a video and practice what to do during a major earthquake.

After the recent quakes, officials say they wanted to make sure schools knew how to stay safe.

“As the earthquakes continue and certainly after we had one that was fairly strong just a little over a month ago, we decided it time to do a little more visual training with our students,” said Terri Moses, Executive Director of Safety Services.

All Wichita schools will participate in the training between today and Friday. Moses says she expects these drills to become part of a yearly practice.