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More Oklahoma School Districts Consider Adding Tornado Shelters

Friday is the first day of school in Moore, Okla., where almost three months ago, a deadly EF5 killed 24 people and left two of the city’s schools completely destroyed. Neither school had a safe room to protect students from the storm, and that’s the case for most schools across the state.

In a story that aired nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition, Kurt Gwartney, of StateImpact partner station KGOU, reports change is already in the works. Oklahoma schools have a new priority, and a number of them plan to add tornado shelters.


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