Massive tornado rips through town, levels schools, homes

By WBNG News

Massive tornado rips through town, levels schools, homes

May 20, 2013 Updated May 20, 2013 at 6:48 PM EDT

Moore, Okla. -- Emergency crews rushed to south Moore, trying to rescue residents, students and staff who may be trapped in destroyed homes and an elementary school, according to Oklahoma City's CBS affiliate News9.

The massive tornado first touched down in Newcastle and churned toward Interstate 44 and S.W. 149th Street. It ripped down Santa Fe and hit Briarwood Elementary School, destroying the building. Parents ran to the school, trying to make sure their children were all right. Firefighters and police are also on scene, trying to rescue trapped students and staff.

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