Plaza Towers Elementary School and Briarwood Elementary School were directly hit by the massive tornado that spun through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday. At least dozen children were believed to have been killed in Plaza Towers.
KFOR-TV reported that as many as 24 children were killed in the tornado in Plaza Towers, located in Moore, located outside of Oklahoma City.
Officials are carrying out a search and rescue effort to get people out of the destroyed school.
Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at the school, according to a photographer with The Associated Press.
The school’s roof was torn off and the walls had fallen down or collapsed.
The National Weather Service said the tornado was was an EF-4 and had winds up to 200 miles per hour.