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Students return to classes in Moore, Okla., for the first time since a deadly May tornado


Mixed emotions marked the first day of classes Friday in the Moore (Okla.) school district, where students and teachers were reunited for the first time since a tornado in May killed seven students and caused $55 million worth of damage to 23 of 36 campuses. reports that students from two destroyed elementary schools--Plaza Towers, where the seven students died, and Briarwood--have been relocated to temporary sites until the campuses can be rebuilt. Plaza Towers is housed in a remodeled building on the campus of Central Junior High School, and Briarwood is using space at a Baptist church.

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