Teacher Heroes at Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Disaster

Teacher impaled while protecting class: A teacher describes the leg injury she sustained while protecting students at Briarwood Elementary in Moore, Oklahoma. The Moore, OK tornado’s 200-plus MPH winds turned a table leg into a missile.

First grade teacher Cindy Lowe wedged herself between a collapsed wall and her students. Her husband tells CNN the story.

Teacher Julie Simon talks live with Gabriel Wheeler, one of the students she helped save.

Country music star Toby Keith assesses the scene in his hometown of Moore, Oklahoma.

Sometimes your assignments, don’t go as well as planned: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer unknowingly asks an atheist tornado survivor if she “thanks the Lord” for her family’s safety. Sometimes life is awkward, even on live news programming.


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