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I also went to public school in the 70s - I don't remember any duck and cover drills, though. Everyone I knew was convinced that we would either die immediately (or not), and your desk wouldn't help an iota. Fatalism came early.
JeffreyKeeten 7 years ago
I don't know what percentage of schools were still doing duck and cover that late, but it seems to be more likely in rural schools. At the time it was just something we were asked to do from time to time. I didn't give much thought to how ridiculous it was until much later. :-)