ST. JOSEPH COUNTY - When the tornado sirens sounded Tuesday morning, students at Granger Christian School went into the hallway and hit the floor.
“We went into tornado mode,” said Administrator Neil Hampton. “Basically when the alarm sounds, we’re going to get into the hallway until we know things are safe.”
Students got into the position they’re required to practice at least twice a semester by state law – kneeling at an inside wall with a book on top of their head.
Theresa Carroll, spokeswoman for Penn Harris Madison Schools, said their emergency plan was executed as well.
“They (students) were in a safe place for quite a while yesterday,” said Carroll. As part of Indiana’s Safety and Emergency Preparedness Rules, schools are also required to submit an emergency plan to the local fire marshal. But school officials say it’s ultimately up to them to put that plan into place when storms hit.