Plaza Towers Elementary School: 75 Students and Staff Take "Direct Hit"After Tornado in Moore

 

75 students and staff at Plaza Towers Elementary School were in the direct path of the tornado while they were hiding in the corridors on Monday afternoon. The tornado hit leveled the school as shown in the above vide. 

CNN and local station KFOR report that there are people currently looking through the debris for survivors and at least two people are being transported to a hospital for treatment. Moore, OK City Manager told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that the schools had no tornado shelters to keep them safe.

There were no injuries at nearby Briarwood Elementary School that was also destroyed by the tornado on Monday.

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