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Students prepared for severe storms

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Friday morning's crazy weather included a tornado warning that showed one school why it's important to practice for such emergencies.

At Alvin ISD's Don Jeter Elementary, the warning prompted teachers to usher all 800-plus students out into the school interior halls to stay huddled against the walls, to wait for the 'all clear'.

While the school conducts drills, monthly, those exercises usually last just a few minutes.

Kids say the real thing was much bigger.

"It was, like, 45 minutes," says fifth grader Alona Sampson, "We're usually very quiet , most of time. But the last ten minutes, they got on the intercom and read us a book, because they wanted to make sure we stayed quiet and safe."

Once the weather cleared, students and teachers got back to class; thankful that their practice paid off.

 

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