Lee County Middle School West practices code red drill
Students at Lee County Middle School West practiced a code red drill Tuesday afternoon.
According to Assistant Principal Trey Haynes, the goal is to make sure students, teachers and administrators are all on the same page when it comes to drills.
Assistant Principal Haynes says they chose to do the code red drill while classes were switching Tuesday to make the drill seem more realistic.
He says the school system typically conducts two code red drills per year but, they wanted to get one in before classes let out for spring break.
Haynes adds, the safety of the students at Lee County Middle School West is his number one priority.
"Parents entrust us with their most prized possessions, their children. So again, beyond anything else that we do in the classroom, if we don't keep them safe then we've not done our job," said Haynes.
According to Haynes, there are usually two code red drills done a year, one in the fall and one in the spring.
He says this school year, they plan to do a total of three drills.