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Canyon Students Evacuate 11 Busses In 4 Minutes

"It was a video of a bus evacuation a front door, a back door, a side door and  even the hatch at the top and they knew how to do that with the video" said Principal Janet Laughter. "It was a video of a bus evacuation a front door, a back door, a side door and even the hatch at the top and they knew how to do that with the video" said Principal Janet Laughter.
"It's just smart business to practice evacuating busses as well,"  said Laurie Cizon, C.I.S.D.  Director of Communication "It's just smart business to practice evacuating busses as well," said Laurie Cizon, C.I.S.D. Director of Communication

The 30 Canyon students on the bus this morning were evacuated after the accident, and it wasn't a drill.

Today hundreds of students in the Canyon Independent School District went through bus evacuation training. The students learned how to evacuate the bus safely and quickly. 

750 Reeves-Hinger Elementary students evacuated 11 buses in 4 minutes flat, after watching a short video to teach them how.

"It was a video of a bus evacuation a front door, a back door, a side door and  even the hatch at the top and they knew how to do that with the video" said Principal Janet Laughter.
    
Laughter says it was a success. A new law beginning this school year requires every student in Texas to go through the bus evacuation training for one hour, twice a year. 
  
"We never know what's going to happen on school bus, we know that accidents happen, we know that crisis come about we know that doors stick on the bus, we never know what's going to happen when children get on a school bus," said Laurie Cizon, Director of Communication.

Some other districts in the panhandle say the new rules are placing financial hardships on them, because they will have to lease busses, drivers have to be paid overtime and of course the cost of fuel. Cizon says it's money well spent.

"We practice fire drills, tornado drills, in the western part of the country they even have earthquake drills, here in Canyon I.S.D. we practice lockdowns, what children would do if an intruder were in the school, so it's just smart business to practice evacuating busses as well." 

The other districts tell me they agree safety comes first and will find a way to comply with the law. 
  

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