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Deadly tornado kills at least 7 students huddled in school

Contributor: Jamie Smith
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Updated: 5/21/2013 10:11 am
MOORE, Okla. -- The Oklahoma tornado ravaged hundreds of structures and schools were not spared from the devastation.

A search and rescue mission is still being executed at the Plaza Towers Elementary School in the city of Moore, a suburb southwest of Oklahoma City.

Students and teachers were huddled there Monday afternoon when the twister ripped right through the school building.

A 6th-grader named Brady said, "We were told to get into our tornado precaution systems. Then they moved us to the boys' and girls' bathrooms."

Parents and rescue workers pulled students and teachers out alive, but many did not survive. The death toll at the school stands at seven and officials expect that number to rise.

One man said, "Me and four other guys pulled a teacher out. She was on top of three kids. The kids were fine. She was hurt pretty bad."

Rescue workers lifted students from the debris then used a human chain to pass the young victims to a triage center set up in the school parking lot.
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TOMMY - 5/21/2013 5:52 AM
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God bless these folks!
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