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Oklahoma tornadoes: Plaza Towers teachers, students reunite after tornado

Children from Plaza Towers Elementary gathered to say goodbye to their teachers and their friends Thursday morning. They hugged, cried and celebrated.

BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Published: May 24, 2013

Jennifer Simonds was lying over her six kindergarten students when a car fell on them. Her arm was crushed, and a boy broke his hand.

But they all were able to walk away from Plaza Towers Elementary, which was left in a pile of rubble after a tornado demolished it Monday afternoon.

Thursday morning was...

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