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PUSD superintendent clears all schools to open in wake of quake

Plumas Unified School Superintendent Bill Roderick announced that school will be in session tomorrow, May 12, following this afternoon’s earthquake. (A 5.5 quake hit at approximately 4:19 p.m. near Chester.) “Please know that we take all of these events seriously, and the safety of students and staff is our top priority,” Roderick said in an announcement to students and their families this evening.  “Upon news of the earthquake, our maintenance department dispatched to school sites and inspected each campus for damage or dangerous situations. Our campuses have checked out, and we have been cleared for schools to be open.”

He reminded students and staff entering campuses post-earthquake, to be aware of their surroundings and the fact that items on shelves and in closets or storage units may have shifted.

In the event of aftershocks, Superintendent Roderick shared this information from the state: If you are indoors during an earthquake: DROP to the ground, take cover by getting under a sturdy table or piece of furniture, and hold on until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in a doorway or an inside corner of the building.

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