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Citrus County teachers were asked: "How well prepared is your school to handle emergencies?"

GINGER PORTER, LANGUAGE ARTS, INVERNESS MIDDLE SCHOOL

"We have plans in place. We calmly go through our planned procedures."

LAURA UBINAS, TITLE I READING, HERNANDO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

"Hernando Elementary is very prepared to handle any emergency that might come up. We practice on a continuous basis. After the drills Mrs. Mainor comes on and she lets us know the time, how many minutes we did it in, and then praises the teachers and the students. We are very prepared to handle any emergency."

THERESA MANNING, TITLE I READING, HERNANDO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

"I think we're very prepared. We have an emergency procedure all planned out. We had an unannounced fire drill _ no one knew, not even the teachers _ and Mrs. Mainor announced that we were out in record time, even without warning."

CAROLYN STUEBER, TITLE I READING, INVERNESS PRIMARY SCHOOL

"I think the students and teachers are well aware of what we need to do in any type of emergency _ lock-down, fire drill, tornado. The students and teachers practice the skills religiously with Mrs. Charles. The safety of the children is our number one concern."

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