Students crowded together, gasping in awe each time the electric buzz went off. The zaps snapping and popping through the air, came from a toy neighborhood filled with electrical wires, a bucket truck, school bus and electrical box.
The demonstration by Bronson Gersenberger and James Huling with the Pend Oreille Utility District was part of Idaho Hill Elementary’s annual “Safety Day” held Wednesday at the school.
The demonstration was among a variety of presentations, which also included bear safety lessons by members of the Kalispel Tribe’s natural resources department, water safety by the Army Corps of Engineers and a fire safety demonstration by the West Pend Oreille Fire District. The day isn’t just helpful to ensure students are well-prepared for summer activities, said Dona Storro, school secretary and organizer for the event.