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Raw video: Parents reunite with children after tornado levels Oklahoma elementary school

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
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Dramatic raw video, taken just after a massive tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., on Monday, shows panicked parents reuniting with their shell-shocked children outside of Briarwood Elementary, one of two schools leveled during the storm.

The harrowing scene was repeated throughout the Oklahoma City suburb, where dozens of people were killed and many others feared dead. Seven children died at Plaza Towers Elementary, and as many as two dozen were thought to be buried beneath the rubble.

At Briarwood, school officials told CNN late Monday that all of their students were accounted for. The video shows a woman hugging a child and thanking a female school staffer who comforted him during the chaos. "He was so brave, he was so brave" the staffer said. Another tried to gather fifth-graders for a headcount.

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