Students return to classes in Moore, Okla., for the first time since a deadly May tornado

Aug. 19, 2013
7 students were killed and 2 elementary schools were destroyed when a devastating twister struck the community.

Mixed emotions marked the first day of classes Friday in the Moore (Okla.) school district, where students and teachers were reunited for the first time since a tornado in May killed seven students and caused $55 million worth of damage to 23 of 36 campuses. reports that students from two destroyed elementary schools--Plaza Towers, where the seven students died, and Briarwood--have been relocated to temporary sites until the campuses can be rebuilt. Plaza Towers is housed in a remodeled building on the campus of Central Junior High School, and Briarwood is using space at a Baptist church.

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