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Elementary students practice tornado safety

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A statewide tornado drill took place Friday afternoon.

Every school, business and government building was asked to participate. At Franklin Elementary School students practiced taking shelter. School officials say it's important that children are familiar with what to

"In the past few years we've had some tornadoes so preparation is very important so that the kids feel comfortable when they come in if there's a danger they know what to do but also it helps reduce some of that anxiety by doing it again and again," School counselor Andy Grimm said.

The tornado drill was a part of Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness week.

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