Newton, Miss. The Newton Municipal School District participated in an emergency drill Thursday.
Students evacuated the premises as part of the drill and were escorted by emergency personnel along a safety evacuation route.
The district takes part in this kind of drill at least once a year.
"It is just a drill today," said Larry Gressett, public information officer for Newton Municipal Schools. "There has been a time or two in the last couple of years when it was for real. We just need to have everything in place and be ready in case there is an actual emergency."
All three Newton city schools, along with the career center and central office, participated in the drill.