“This whole thing is being done so that their last memory isn't a tornado destroying their school and killing their classmates,” said Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson.
Jimmy Akin, a sixth-grader at Plaza Towers, said he was huddled into a bathroom as the storm approached and ended up pinned beneath a wall that collapsed on his leg.
“The tornado blew the roof completely off,” Jimmy said.
Although he participated in running, dribbling and shooting drills with members of the University of Tulsa men's basketball team, Jimmy admitted basketball wasn't his favorite hobby.
“My mom signed me up,” he said. “I would really rather be in my hotel room reading a book.”