The students here were never really in any kind of immediate danger, but having the responsibility to oversee and protect the students of Lombard is not anything that I will ever take lightly. Shortly after 8am I made the decision to evacuate the building. This is a drill that we have practiced and the students handled the situation wonderfully. We utilize two nearby churches for evacuation purposes within these types of situations, and all students were both safe and comfortable during the entire situation.
I GREATLY appreciated all of the compliments I received from parents today on choosing to error on the side of caution. If you have any questions about this emergency procedure or any others please do not hesitate to reach me.