Eastmont schools holding evacuation drills Thursday

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All Eastmont schools will be holding rapid evacuation drills Thursday and Friday.

That will include using the district’s emergency texting system to let parents know what’s going on. [

The drills will come unannounced for the schools.

But they will know the drills will be between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:00 to 11:30 Friday morning.

As part of the drills, which would be implemented in the event of an active shooter or natural disaster, some students will be loaded onto buses to be taken to nearby churches that would serve as emergency shelters.