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Teachers help students use 911

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Teachers at Hoxie Elementary School are teaching their students the proper way to talk to 911.

Misty Hamrick, a special education teacher, said it’s critical to teach her classes that skill.

Her class has been learning to speak to dispatchers through different emergency scenarios.

The class used a phone pad on her SmartBoard to practice calling 911.

Hamrick said her students also worked with the Lawrence County 911 dispatch center where an employee showed them what to do.

“She was very nice about it,” Hamrick said. "She walked us through the steps exactly how a 911 call should be made."

Hamrick said her classes had studied different survival signs, adding that some of her students aren’t sure when it’s the proper time to dial 911.

Hamrick believes the exercise has been beneficial to her students, especially her non-verbal students.

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