Nearly three months after a twister blasted through Moore, Okla., on May 20, destroying two elementary schools and killing seven children, students are preparing to go back to class.
Although many families are ready to return to a familiar routine, parents and teachers say the children have fears that are still fresh, and a lot more healing is still needed. Both schools – Plaza Towers Elementary and Briarwood Elementary – have been razed to concrete slabs, as have most of the surrounding homes. Students will attend class in temporary buildings starting Friday, Aug. 16.
In this photo: Ruby Macias, 9, center, who was pulled from the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School, swings on a tire swing with her sister, Aylin, 4, left, and brother Angel, 7. Angel was also at the school on the day of the tornado.