Parents continue to desperately search for their precious missing children after a two-mile wide tornado destroyed an elementary school in Moore, Okla. on May 20. Seven kids have died, and as many as two dozen people are still missing.
As Moore, Okla. mourns the devastating aftermath of the category EF5 tornado that ripped through the city and killed 24 people, some frantic parents continue to search for their missing children amid the rubble and chaos. The deadly twister, which was on the ground for 40 minutes, slammed into Plaza Towers Elementary School — and seven children are confirmed dead.
Oklahoma Tornado Missing Kids: First Photos Released
Janae Hornsby, 9, is one of the children from Plaza Towers Elementary school who is missing, but her parents fear their precious girl is dead. In a desperate attempt to recover Janae, the little girl’s dad and grandmother shared photos of her on Facebook, and said she “always has a smile on her face.”
Kyle Davis and Sydney Angle, two students at Plaza Towers Elementary School, are also still missing following the devastating tornado that flattened the school on the afternoon of May 20. Kyle’s parents shared photos of their son on Facebook in an effort to locate him.
Heroic Teacher Saves 6 Students From Oklahoma Tornado
Although seven children have been confirmed dead and more kids are missing, one teacher at Plaza Towers made the ultimate sacrifice when she laid across six children to protect them.
She used her body as a shield from the horrible destruction, and ended up saving the young lives — what a hero!
Two Elementary Schools Flattened By Oklahoma Tornado
On May 20, after the deadly tornado ripped through the suburbs of Oklahoma City, rescuers discovered the bodies of seven children in the basement of the school. The kids are believed to have drowned after water pipes burst during the storm, and flooded the basement.
Right before the storm hit at 3 p.m., around 30 children — 4th, 5th, and 6th graders — were taken from their school to a nearby church for shelter. A reporter asked a medic about the injuries at the elementary school, but the medic “just shook his head.”
Such a tragedy. We hope more children are rescued from the rubble, and that the missing children are found safe.
More On The Devastation Of The Oklahoma Tornado:
- Oklahoma Tornado: Students Missing: Desperate Search For Kids Lost In School Wreckage
- Oklahoma Tornado Death Toll — More Than 50 Killed In Disaster, Including 7 Kids
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