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School practices emergency situations in drills

Edison High School prepares for worst after recent threats

With the recent threats made to San Antonio schools, some are preparing by running emergency preparation drills.
With the recent threats made to San Antonio schools, some are preparing by running emergency preparation drills.

Following recent threats made to San Antonio schools, students at Edison High School participated in emergency preparation drills Thursday.

Explosions, trapped students, injuries, fatalities, rescues and arrests were all part of the dress rehearsal done to show how students would react in those situations.

Calls for stretchers, police, fire, medical examiners and even air-life took place on campus as concerned parents and students looked on.

This is the second year the school has done the mock emergency drill.

"No, not at all," said Edison Assistant Principal Hector Flores on whether the recent threats caused hesitation to conduct the drills. "In fact, it was more intensified to pursue with this event, because we live in a catastrophic society where there could be catastrophic events, and we didn't want this exercise to be overshadowed by any of that."

Many of the students who participated in the drills have already earned college credits toward their degrees in law enforcement and nursing.

"I feel like I'm ready to go. I'm ready to get a job and start," said senior Mario Gomez.

"It helps us a lot. You never know when this could happen, so all of us students are prepared for the good and the bad," said Adriana Ramos, CNA student.