Jefferson City, MO—Residents of Missouri no longer need to live in fear. A new initiative led by State Rep. Rick Brattin (R) has created an early warning system for residents in the event that the theory of evolution is being taught in schools. Moving quickly on the heels of his bill, NO. 1472 of the House, Brattin has wired the state’s tornado sirens to a command center located in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
“It’s a safety issue,” said State Rep. Andy Koenig (R), “Not only do parents have a right to know, but the whole community should be given warning.” While agreement has not been reached on what residents should do when they hear the sirens, one response has gained popularity. “Duck and cover,” said local parent, Kristen Sanders. “Get under your desk and cover up those ears. You can’t stop that teacher from talking, but you can stop your child from listening.” If deemed successful, the program may be be used as a model in Oklahoma.