HHS participates in Great California Shakeout

By Thomas Denome

Following the daily bulletin on Thursday, HHS participated in the Great California Shakeout, a worldwide earthquake drill that occurs yearly on Oct. 19. Dean Steven Puccinelli came on the loudspeaker to announce the drill.

The annual shakeout takes place around the same date as the infamous 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in Northern California, a magnitude 6.9 tremor which devastated the San Francisco Bay Area. After beginning in 2008, the shakeout now occurs yearly, with the idea in mind to better prepare not just students, but all citizens, for earthquakes, according to the official shakeout website.

HHS students were among the 10.6 million participants in California specifically and joined over 55 million people worldwide, according to the website. During the drill, students crawled under desks and covered their heads with their hands.

The drill lasted about 30 seconds before an all-clear was given.