Rescuers pull a girl from the rubble of her elementary school
Plaza Towers Elementary School was leveled by the tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma. Seven children drowned in the basement of the school. Teachers shielded students with their bodies.
“We had to pull a car off a teacher and she had three little kids underneath her,” one first responder, in tears, told KFOR. “Good job, teach.”
“I was on top of six kids,” one sixth grade teacher said, working her way across the rubble. “I was lying on top. All of mine are OK.”
Teachers helped tear through several feet of rubble to rescue sobbing students, some of them injured.
The death toll in Oklahoma now stands at 24, including nine children.