- Associated Press - Monday, October 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - A watchdog report reveals that many public schools in the District of Columbia are not participating in emergency drills.

WTOP-TV (http://bit.ly/2cN2psd ) reports that out of the 20 public schools reviewed by the District of Columbia Office of the Inspector General, only one had completed the required number of emergency drills in the previous school year.

The report also says that inspectors couldn’t find any evidence that seven schools had held a single emergency drill last year.

In response to the report, DCPS says it will come up with an action plan to monitor schools’ emergency response efforts.

DCPS spokeswoman Michelle Lerner says the school district agrees with many of the recommendations set forth in the report and will ensure that all the schools are prepared for emergencies.

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Information from: WTOP-FM, http://www.wtop.com

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