Third grade students at Sequoyah Elementary School in Tulsa are participating in 'Resilient and Ready' workshops at the school.
KRMG was invited to attend one of the sessions this week.
The workshops are organized by Tulsa Partners, Inc. in cooperation with the Tulsa Public Schools emergency manager to teach kids about disaster preparedness.
One of the scenarios covered is a school shooting. Sascha Johnson is a 3rd grader at Sequoyah Elementary School. She learned to do if there is a gunman on campus. Sascha says, "We have to go in the back of the room where there is no windows and no one can see us."
Dianne Potts with Sequoyah Elementary School says students know what to do. Potts says, "They have the confidence and they have the knowledge to take care of the situation and know where to go.
Leaders of the “Preparing for Disaster: Resilient and Ready Workshop” tell KRMG that the program is designed to empower children by normalizing evacuations and sheltering-in-place, and equipping them with basic knowledge and skills.
Key parts of the workshop include the creation of a safety plan and promotion of discussion and planning for children and their families.
KRMG is told that well over 3,500 students have been through the 'Resilient and Ready' training.
Tulsa Public Schools officials confirm that TPS has approximately 15 teachers trained to lead the workshops.