Rebuilding, Reassuring Top Goals For Moore Schools

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

As officials develop plans to rebuild a pair of Oklahoma elementary schools destroyed by a deadly tornado, some parents aren't so sure a new building should go up where seven students were killed.

Moore Superintendent Susan Pierce says rebuilding the Briarwood and Plaza Towers schools at their previous sites will help neighborhoods return to normal. Some parents believe the rebuilding is morbid. One student said he would prefer that a new school be built elsewhere.

A tornado on May 20 killed 24 people, including seven students at Plaza Towers. That school was being razed Thursday.

Crystal O'Reagan's son was at Plaza Towers. She says the schools should be rebuilt in the same place as the city recovers.

But Amy Sharp, whose daughter attends the school, wants it built elsewhere.

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