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Resource ID: #21194
Subject: Schools
Source: WBNS-TV (Columbus, Ohio)
Date: 2003-10-30



In order to create a safe environment for K-12 students, Ohio enacted a strict state law, which required "all schools with an average daily attendance of 50 or more, public or private, to conduct at least 10 fire drills each school year." The law also required that the first two drills be scheduled within the first weeks of school, when students would be less likely to be familar with the building. According to WBNS-TV's 10 Investigates, more than 45 percent of 401 schools were not performing the drills in accordance with the law, nor were they fined. In some cases, administrators did not keep records of when drills were performed, and therefore had to estimate when the drills did occur.

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