Emergency exit: Students, staff evacuate ROJH during mock disaster drill

Students jog to the buses during the mock disaster drill Friday. More than 900 students and staff members were evacuated to the high school gymnasium during Friday’s drill.

Gracie Klander and Ebony Harden, Photographers

Students, parents and staff participated in the mock disaster drill Friday, practicing drills such as external lockdown and evacuation. Nearly 900 students and staff evacuated the building, piling into buses and heading to Red Oak High School. According to administrators and Red Oak ISD Police Chief Scott Lindsey, the drill was largely a success, though Principal Cristi Watts said it is important for teachers to work on accountability in the future.