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Scientists: Schools Need Better Tornado ProtectionTragedies like the Moore, Oklahoma tornado are teaching emergency planners about better ways to protect kids during storms.
School Where 7 Students Died Lacked Tornado Safe RoomWith 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."
7 Children Drowned In Basement Of Elementary SchoolSearch 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.
Nearly 240 People Injured In Deadly Oklahoma TornadoSpotlights 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.

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