Desperate Search At Elementary School In Moore - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Desperate Search At Elementary School In Moore

Posted: Updated:
Emergency crews spent the night at Plaza Towers Elementary School, searching for missing students and teachers. Emergency crews spent the night at Plaza Towers Elementary School, searching for missing students and teachers.
MOORE, Oklahoma -

Police, firefighters and other emergency responders have spent hours at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, desperately searching for students and staff still unaccounted for after Monday's deadly tornado.

Complete Coverage: May 2013 Tornado Outbreak

The tornado struck Moore just after 3 p.m. Monday, around the time school normally lets out. As teachers, students and staff took shelter at the school, located at 852 S.W. 11th Street, the massive tornado hit the building. The powerful twister destroyed the school, collapsing walls and turning the structure into nothing more than a large pile of twisted metal and splintered wood.

Several children and adults were pulled alive from the school. There have been no confirmed deaths at the school, but as many as 20 children are still reported as missing. There are also several adults who are missing.

5/20/2013 Related Story: Oklahomans Share Stories Of Survival In Massive Tornado

Emergency responders and volunteers worked through the night at the school, slowly and carefully sifting through the debris and searching for signs of life. Around 3:45 a.m., media crews were forced to move away from Plaza Towers Elementary. Law enforcement told News 9 they were bringing in heavy equipment to help with the search, and they needed the roads and area cleared.

The medical examiner's office has confirmed the tornado killed at least 51 people, including 20 children. That number is expected to rise.

5/20/2013 Related Story: Massive Tornado Kills At Least 51 In Moore, Hits Elementary Schools

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.