Today, the Morrow County School District is conducting an Emergency Drill from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Boardman schools. All three schools -- Sam Boardman Elementary, Windy River Elementary and Riverside Jr/Sr. High School -- will be used during the drill. Local residents are advised that during the drill, it will seem like a real emergency is happening at the schools and law enforcement and emergency personnel will be traveling to and from the schools and be on site performing the work they would do in a true emergency.
The purpose of the drill is to practice what would be done if an emergency situation occurs at a school building, such as a natural disaster, a fire or gas leak or violent incident. The drill will include school staff, volunteer students, volunteers to portray parents and emergency personnel acting as if this is a real emergency.
Friday, April 13 is a No School/In-Service day in the Morrow County School District.
For any questions about the Emergency Drill, contact the district office in Heppner at 541-676-9128.
Here is the press release in Spanish (PDF).