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Are Michigan Schools Ignoring Disaster Drills?

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Disaster drills have hit low on the priority list in many schools across Michigan.

Michigan laws aimed at improving school safety are often ignored. A two month investigation published by our media partners at MLive show disaster drills are not being done or not done often enough. The report also shows records aren't completed and in some cases were missing.

The report also showed several Mid-Michigan area schools were not doing the preparations. Many schools in Ionia County were doing the required number of drills, but not spread out like they're supposed to be. Lansing Charter Academy is one that missed the mark. According to MLive, they did five of their required six fire drills in June, two weeks before school let out, but the law requires four of them to happen in the fall.

Schools with students in kindergarten through 12th grade are required to practice six fire drills, two lock down drills and two tornado drills each year.

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