The Elgin Public Schools tornado drills are long and sometimes really boring. It could last from 5 min to 10 min to 20 min. It depends on how long the teachers want it to be. The tornado drills are for the student’s and parent’s safety. If there ever was a tornado, which there was last year, and everyone was going to the building to get safe and have a secure building if they didn’t have a tornado shelter in their house.