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Seven children died when an EF5 tornado slammed into their school in Moore, Oklahoma last year. (Getty Images)

Scientists: Schools Need Better Tornado Protection

Tragedies like the Moore, Oklahoma tornado are teaching emergency planners about better ways to protect kids during storms.

06/24/2014

Rescue workers continue their efforts searching through rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School on May 21, 2013 in Moore, Okla. (credit: Benjamin Krain/Getty Images)

School Where 7 Students Died Lacked Tornado Safe Room

With an ominous storm approaching, the Moore Public School District flashed a text alert to parents: “We are currently holding all students until the current storm danger is over. Students are being released to parents only at this time.”

05/22/2013

Flipped vehicles are piled up outside the heavily damaged Moore Medical Center after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Okla. (credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

7 Children Drowned In Basement Of Elementary School

Search and rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood.

05/21/2013

People walk through a damaged area near the Moore Warren Theater after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Okla. (Credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Nearly 240 People Injured In Deadly Oklahoma Tornado

Spotlights bore down on massive piles of shredded cinder block, insulation and metal as crews worked through the night lifting bricks and parts of collapsed walls where a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood.

05/21/2013

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