Students Drop, Cover and Hold For ShakeOut
Over 400 students at Valley View Elementary School in Toppenish drop, cover, and hold on to their desks this morning.
They took part in the Great Washington ShakeOut -- which was a state-wide earthquake drill at 10:18 a.m.
The ShakeOut is a chance for people to practice protecting themselves from injury during a major earthquake.
School officials say catastrophies can happen at any time, and it's important for students to know how to react in case one occurred.
"So really, we're having the practice, so that everything runs smoothly, and that the students and the staff know what to do, where to go, to maintain that safety," said Principal Susan Rice.
The website for the the Great Washington ShakeOut says over 700 thousand people throughout the state registered to participate.