HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The false nuclear missile alert last month raised several questions about Hawaii's level of preparedness should disaster strike. One question in particular on the minds of many parents was, do the schools have a nuclear safety plan for the state's children?
While a nuclear attack on the Aloha State is unlikely, Donalyn Dela Cruz, Department of Education spokeswoman, says schools have a plan for protecting Hawaii's keiki.
"They can trust that their child will be in good hands," Dela Cruz said.
The plan includes sheltering students in place as a first priority and utilizing social media to communicate parents as a second priority.
Dela Cruz also encourages families to go over disaster preparedness plans with their kids in line with Emergency Medical Services guidelines.