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Schools break from class for tornado drill

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BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hundreds of students across the state participated in a statewide tornado drill Wednesday morning.

Brandon High School students flooded the school's hallways to practice what to do if a tornado strikes while they're in class.

Officials say if you are at work or school, the safest place is the basement or an inside hallway on the lowest level of the building. You should also use your arms to protect your head and neck.

"We're heading into the most dangerous months in Mississippi for severe weather," said Kristen Windham, the Director of Public Relations for the Rankin County School District. "Tornadoes are not an uncommon thing here in this area especially so we just want to always make sure we're fully prepared to protect our students."

The 1,700 students at Brandon High completed the tornado drill in about five minutes.     

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