By The Right Scoop


Probably one of the more horrific reports from the devastation in Oklahoma City is this one in Moore, Oklahoma where 24 elementary school children have died underneath a collapsed school building at Plaza Towers Elementary School. Shep from Fox News reports that they were huddled in the hallway for protection when they school building collapses. At least seven have been pulled out of the rubbled and they are said to have drowned.

It’s not all bad news. In a separate elementary school, as reported below, every child made it out alive – even the ones who were buried under rubble. Watch the full news report below to hear from the mom whose child was rescued alive:

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  • badbadlibs

    Dear Jesus…have mercy and comfort those devastated parents and all those who are grief stricken.

    • nosilasunny

      In Jesus’ name, Amen.

      • badbadlibs

        nosilasunny Yes, indeed…In Jesus Christ’s Holy Name.
        (I should have typed that as well, thank you for doing it. It’s most important.)

        • nosilasunny

          He heard your heart say it whether it’s typed or not. He knows.

        • badbadlibs

          nosilasunny You’re a pleasure to know, nosilasunny! :)

        • nosilasunny

          Likewise my friend! Your words are always encouraging to me.

  • NJK

    Oh, how sad.

  • davienne

    my heart goes out to these people… I know what its like … I used to live in tornado alley in AR…very frightening

  • applepie101

    Heartbreaking. There just isn’t anything one can say to alleviate such a terrible loss.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Praying….

  • JohnSchaffran

    satansatan115 Before you judge go seek counseling from a true Theologian of Christ.  I will pray for you.  You need to tell Satan bye and get out of the darkness!

  • Conservative_Hippie

    satansatan115 You are probably being sarcastic in an horrible way, but there is some truth to you prayer.  My prayer is that you would come to grips with the God of Love.

  • JeffWRidge

    This is so horrible. My heart goes out to the families of those children. Even though I am an agnostic I offer my prayers. Someone please be with these poor souls.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      JeffWRidge He already is.

  • njmom

    Praying for everyone in these storms. The Lord is merciful and may He comfort the families of the lost.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      njmom amen.

  • JeffWRidge

    satansatan115 Really? This amuses you? 24 children are dead. Their families are devastated. These people are going through a pain like no other, but you want to make jokes to insult Christians. You disgust me!

    • WordsFailMe

      JeffWRidge satansatan115

  • https://sites.google.com/site/warpminesblog/ warpmine

    Another 24 children killed by a weapon of mass destruction. We need a congressional hearings on these things. Perhaps a ban on tornadoes  over a 1/4 mile wide and over the F-2.
    On a more solemn note, May the Lord comfort those families directly affected by this disaster. Oh Lord, hear our prayers regarding the strife these families are enduring. Amen.

    • WordsFailMe

      warpmine How will the socialist scum turn this horror to an advantage for the Democratic Party? I guess we’ll have to stay tuned.
      My heart goes out to Oklahoma and it’s sons and daughters.

      • davienne

        WordsFailMe warpmine what pi$$es me off is the democraps are blaming conservatives and glow-bull warming…

      • Orangeone

        WordsFailMe warpmine They’ll scream higher tax money for education so schools are safer, even though they are built and paid for at the school district level.

      • Conservative_Hippie

        WordsFailMe warpmine yup, the vermin will “not let a tragedy go to waste”

      • famouswolf

        Global warming, ‘superstorms’. It sounds like maybe one of the biggest monster tornadoes on record, and yeah I think they will run with it. Ole Jugears is no doubt very happy about the latest natural disaster since the ba****d really needed a distraction this week…dam**d ghoul that he is.

    • Orangeone

      warpmine Waiting for the global warming people to blame Republicans in 3.2.1

      • PhillyCon

        Orangeone warpmine It’s already happened. The Senator from RI.

      • Conservative_Hippie

        Orangeone warpmine agreed.

  • stage9

    My God, Lord be with those families.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      stage9 Amen.

      • Godisright

        Conservative_Hippie stage9 and AMEN

    • reason1984

      stage9 Amen.

  • SheerPolitics

    I know nothing is fool-proof, but I’ve got to wonder why they don’t have an underground bunker being that they’re in Tornado alley. God bless these poor families.

    • BrianJones1

      SheerPolitics I was stationed there recently, and it BLEW ME AWAY when my first tornado came within 6 months of moving there, and NO ONE knew where the shelter was.  NO ONE…I was trying DESPARATELY to get to the shelter (I had JUST had my first surgeries on my legs and was pretty-much paralyzed, and my mom was visiting during my recovery time, when the tornado hit), but couldn’t because no one could tell me where to go…
      I am NOT, in ANY WAY, surprised that these people were unprepared, given my past experiences.  It seems that no matter how many times they get hit by MASSIVE tornadoes, which are almost always EXTREMELY devastating due to their lack of preparedness, they never get the hint that they MUST prepare for the next one, because it WILL come…
      I’m just very saddened that the children had to pay the price for the ignorance of their parents…THAT is the real tragedy here…

      • SheerPolitics

        BrianJones1 That surprises me because they kept talking about the devastating tornadoes that hit in 1999. I live in hurricane country and we were hit by Ike. Having Katrina in not too distant memory (even though that missed us) helped, but I think most of us stay prepared, (with the exception of a few idiots that won’t leave and get caught by the storm surge.)

        • BrianJones1

          SheerPolitics BrianJones1 Trust me…it’s very true…the people there simply DO NOT PREPARE!!!  Now OBVIOUSLY that’s a blanket statement, and there are going to be outliers (some people DO prepare), but for the most part the people there choose to remain ignorant and live in bliss, than to prepare for the tornado that IS coming…

        • Keyes

          BrianJones1 SheerPolitics 
          Most times there isn’t time to prepare they happen so fast. Although they should have basements.

      • Orangeone

        BrianJones1 SheerPolitics Our schools rehearse tornado drills, I’d be surprised if these schools don’t practice.

        • BrianJones1

          Orangeone BrianJones1 SheerPolitics I’m sure they practice, but hiding in the hallway doesn’t work any better than hiding under your desk during a Nuclear Bomb…
          The fact is, that if the tornado had shifted by one mile, I most likely wouldn’t be here today (nor would my mother) because there simply wasn’t any shelter available to us (since no one could inform us where to go).  It was TERRIFYING, and afterwards, I tried REALLY HARD to find the shelter, and I was STILL unsuccessful…

        • Orangeone

          BrianJones1 Orangeone SheerPolitics We used to hide in the hallway too in school, never made any sense to me then either.

      • Conservative_Hippie

        BrianJones1 SheerPolitics That’s a sad commentary Brian :(

      • texabama

        BrianJones1 SheerPolitics Many of the homes did and do have storm shelters.  They were showing one on the Weather Channel.  In some of the neighborhoods you had to be below ground to survive.  We built our storm shelter last year after the devastating ones we had in AL two years ago.  The one they showed on TV looked similar to ours.  They are dug into the slab in the garage and a steel “box” is inserted.  It is then anchored with concrete.  A little claustrophobic, but well worth it.  Unfortunately when you are having to shelter 100’s that is not an option.  My surprise is that they had school today knowing the weather was going to be bad.  Because of what we’ve been through here our schools now send students home hours beforehand or cancel school altogether.  Some of the students who died there in Moore drowned so maybe a basement wouldn’t have been a good idea.

        • BrianJones1

          texabama BrianJones1 SheerPolitics I lived off of SW 89th St in OKC (outskirts of Moore), and I ASSURE YOU that NO ONE knew what to do when the tornado came…NO ONE…

        • texabama

          BrianJones1 texabama SheerPolitics That is scary.  We lived in Lawton 28 years ago and were surprised then that nobody had storm shelters.  Had lots of locals tell us that there was a legend that Geronimo had “blessed” the area and no tornado would hit there.  Personally I’d believe that all OK has been cursed by the Indians because of the raw deal they got.  First they’re forced there from other locations and then even that is taken away from them.  Luckily we didn’t stay there.

        • BrianJones1

          texabama BrianJones1 SheerPolitics NOBODY has storm-shelters!!!  It’s AMAZING isn’t it!!!  Living in tornado alley with NO shelters, and NO plan for the eventuality of a tornado…
          that’s why when Oklahoma gets hit by a tornado, they ALWAYS have casualties…unfortunately…

      • jdl5

        BrianJones1 SheerPolitics It’s impossible to prepare for a storm this size, and trying to shelter 100s of people underground in Oklahoma is easier said then done. The ground is made up mostly of red clay and bedrock, very hard if not impossible to dig through. Also the water table below the ground causes a lot of problems. The last statement you made is truly idiotic. I have no idea why you would blame parents for the ferocity of mother nature. You should be ashamed of yourself.

        • BrianJones1

          jdl5 BrianJones1 SheerPolitics 
          A:  The ground isn’t NEARLY as hard as you think (given that they drill oil wells all over the place in Oklahoma, as well as grow TONS of crops there, it should stand to reason that perhaps the ground might be a bit permeable…yes…?!?)
          B:  I was listing personal observations FROM WHEN I LIVED IN MOORE, OKLAHOMA CITY…so your “point” is moot…
          C:  Your statement doesn’t change the fact that there simply ARE NO TORNADO SHELTERS, and they are in Tornado Alley…THAT is a lack of preparedness…WHEN I LIVED THERE, going through my first tornado, no one could even GUESS as to where the nearest shelter was that we/they could go to…THAT is a lack of preparedness…
          Preparedness does NOT mean placing your own, PERSONAL tornado-shelter, but rather, designing an Emergency Plan for when a Tornado occurs, so that they can EASILY get to safety as quickly as possible (during a panic)…this was not done, and STILL ISN’T DONE, in Oklahoma.
          So please, get off your high-horse, stop TRYING to be upset with everyone…I am not your child, so please try and “rule” over someone else…

        • jdl5

          BrianJones1 jdl5 SheerPolitics Growing crops and drilling for oil have nothing to do with storm shelters. I live in Oklahoma less than 30 min. from Moore and I have nearly all of my life. Most people have storm cellars at their houses, but there is currently no way to deal with large groups of people in public places during a tornado. just look it up and you’ll see what i’m talking about.

    • Orangeone

      SheerPolitics I live in tornado alley in MN and our schools don’t generally have basements either.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      SheerPolitics Yup, thinking the same thing.

  • WordsFailMe

    satansatan115 I thought I told you to go straight to hell?  But here you, standing there with your weasel in one hand and a cow dung doughnut in the other. Ummm, Ummm, ummmph– you’re a clever little dung muncher, aren’t you

  • SheerPolitics

    satansatan115 Do you belong to Westboro Baptist Church? Guess what…we have a smite button here too.

  • Rshill7

    satansatan115  “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. ..” (John 3:8 NIV)
    God’s foreknowledge is not causative.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Rshill7 satansatan115 Agreed!

  • Rshill7

    I have a brother and sister-in-law there, also a niece who was out of contact for quite a while today. We were all worried as she was driving through what should have been the thick of things. We now know that they are all safe, finally :-)
    I hope the surviving family members of those taken in this tragedy can find comfort. Life is tenuous. Always be ready to meet your maker. You never know when you time will come. Each day is precious.

    • Orangeone

      Rshill7 Blessings to your loved ones, glad they are all safe.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Rshill7 Prayers for your family Rshill.

    • Proudhispanicconservative

      Rshill7 Happy your family is ok, Rshill, God bless you my friend.

    • nibblesyble

      Praise the Lord!

    • nosilasunny

      I am glad your family is fine. My cousin and his family are as well. My heart is with all those whose families who have been affected.

    • DawgfanInFL

      Praise God that your family is safe! It’s the small blessings everyday that lets us know God is with us.

  • reason1984

    Godspeed.

  • suzy000

    Why didn’t they have those babies in the basement?  In Tornado valley, everyone has a cellar or some kind of underground shelter.  What a shame….my prayers and thoughts are with those Moms and Dads.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      suzy000 My wife and I were thinking the same thing.

    • Orangeone

      suzy000 I’m in MN, we are a tornado state, and our schools do not have basements.  I don’t know if schools in OK and TX do.  Scoopers from these states?

      • notbornyesterday

        Orangeone suzy000 
        I live in West Texas and our schools don’t have basements.

      • nosilasunny

        I don’t know any school that does in Georgia either.

    • DawgfanInFL

      I forget the name of the senator on Fox today, but Moore was his home town he said for 30+ years. He said the school where the children were trapped was built in 1960 I believe. Surprisingly, he said most of the schools and buildings did not have storm shelters. I still wonder why did the 3rd graders remain behind. At this moment though it doesn’t matter. I just continue to hope and pray for the miracle of survivors.

      • DawgfanInFL

        Also think I read about flooding, but to be honest I was in shock by the level of devestation to pay close attention to those details yet.

  • c4pfan

    Beyond heartbreaking. :(

  • Godisright

    Lord, protect and sustain those that are trapped. We pray for speedy rescues and quick healing for those injured. Be the wonderful Father that you are to those grieving loss right now, in Jesus’ name- Amen

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Godisright amen.

    • nibblesyble

      Amen!

    • reason1984

      Godisright Amen.

    • DawgfanInFL

      Amen.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    God told me to love my enemy, so I’m here to tell you that I love you and so does God.  Friend, God loves you so much he sent hsi only Son, Jesus, to die for your sins.  Thereby paying your Death wage, so that you would have the opportunity to receive the gift of God, which is Eternal Life! 
     Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”! 
    Put your trust in Jesus!

    • nosilasunny

      What a wonderful response and a good reminder for us all. Thank you.

      • Conservative_Hippie

        Thank you.  I try to look at poster likes this as searching souls that need Jesus, just like all of us :-)

  • Keyes

    24 children..I can’t wrap my mind around it. I pray for their parents and family.

  • shagstar

    how come these prog’s who run the schools now have never thought about constructing a basement/large underground shelter underneath the damn slab where our kid’s are? knowing full well that that their in Tornado alley?
    i guess that the libtards will now blame this tragedy on global warming or,,,evil looking guns that were picked-up in the vortex that wounded/killed the victims!   GOD BLESS OKLAHOMA.

  • VIRUSX2K1

    Oh, don’t be such Debby Downers. The liberals find this rip roaringly funny.
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/05/20/classy-daily-show-creator-says-oklahoma-tornado-meant-for-conservatives/
    I guess even “comedians” can’t let a crisis go to waste.

    • badbadlibs

      VIRUSX2K1 As sickening as that was to read, thank you for bringing it to our attention. It’s always a good thing to expose how heartless the leftists really are.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      VIRUSX2K1  
      Talk about disconnect.  May the ground open up and swallow them.

    • nosilasunny

      Leave it to liberals to trample on people’s tragedy. Depraved and disgusting.

    • shagstar

      VIRUSX2K1 
      this is not a crisis!  this is real world tragedy on our backdoor!  (: )

    • elvismayberry

      VIRUSX2K1 Even the article states that the righties AND lefties ripped her pretty hard for her idiotic comment, so this isn’t a statement for lefties, just a stupid “comedian”.

    • DawgfanInFL

      I had been to various sites to obtain more information and the vile trolls, who strangely remind of Westboro bunch of slugs, were spewing their vile poison.
      It was a total fail for them with me today. I may have seen their comments but it just didn’t register. I was sick or angry. My grief for all of those lost and suffering has left no place in my heart for such insignificant prattle. They are not worthy of any consideration.

  • doofuschmartz

    Our Father, Sweet Lord of All Comfort and inexhaustible mercies:
    Give blessed consolation and healing to the parents, siblings, and relatives of all these little ones who have been taken in this terrible devastation. Lord, help them to know that these, their loved ones, are now safely with You, and that they are happier and safer than they have ever been before. Help them now to know that you are near those who have a broken heart, and that your grace is sufficient to see them through this dark, painful, and confusing time if they will put their trust in You. For Your strength is perfected in their weakness. Help them to know that there is no burden or pain that they have to bear alone, Father, and that You will never leave or forsake them…no, not ever…in the matchless name of Jesus, Amen.

    • nosilasunny

      Amen.

    • reason1984

      doofuschmartz Amen.

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      doofuschmartz amen

    • DawgfanInFL

      Amen.

  • Cindy_Michelle_

    If they have tornadoes going through that area before, why couldn’t they build some storm shelters in the school!!??? Poor babies had to take the full brunt of the storm!!!! MY HEART BREAKS!!

    • shagstar

      Cindy_Michelle_ 
      it’s simple Cindy,,in all of our current wars,  they use our soldiers as cannon fodder in order to protect they’re sorry asses! Now,,they use children in order to achieve their sick agenda!

      • shagstar

        Cindy_Michelle_ 
        i meant to say as excuses,,,my bad!

  • white531

    I am not good with tragedy, and I am especially not good at tragedy that happens to children.  I will skip this one. My prayers go to their families.

    • shagstar

      white531 
      i don’t believe that for a moment White! ( :)

      • white531

        shagstar white531  
        :)

      • white531

        Takes me back to 1995 and the Oklahoma City bombing.  Fire Captain Chris Fields holding a little girl who is dying in his arms.  It captures the emotion of how we all feel when a child is injured.  Shouldn’t the innocence of a child make them immune to such tragedy?

        http://www.worldsfamousphotos.com/2007/10/21/oklahoma-city-bombing-1995/

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      white531 same here whitefriend. so much stuff, with this today. I can’t deal with it right now. i have no word. just prayers.

      • shagstar

        AmericanborninCanada white531 
        down here in Texas,,we’re already mustered up too help them out,,this tragedy  is a fact of life.
        people have died but,,  they are not alone and they will prevail!!  we love our neighbors.

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          shagstar AmericanborninCanada white531 that’s part of what I love about this nation shagstar. neighbors helping, whether from across the street or across the state line.

        • shagstar

          AmericanborninCanada shagstar white531 
          and that is why our beloved country will survive.

        • DawgfanInFL

          Absolutely! When things are at their worst, Americans are always at their best. We will all stand behind our brothers and sisters in Oklahoma and we will continue to pray for those lost and the miracle of survivors to be found!

    • nosilasunny

      That is because you have a compassionate heart. He knows how you feel and so do we. It’s okay.

    • Valin

      white531 
      What  @http://www.livefyre.com/profile/12183166/ Said!

  • CandyFlyntBearor

    The ground is too hard for them to construct basements. It is too expensive. It would require heavy digging equipment snd in some cases small explosives. Besides Moore is situated in a basin and is below sea level and it floods.

    • shagstar

      CandyFlyntBearor 
      BS!  ever heard of concrete? water pumps and other redundant systems in order to maintain safety?

      • ryanomaniac

        shagstar CandyFlyntBearor Yep, heard of all that. Like the commenter above said, its expensive.

        • shagstar

          ryanomaniac shagstar CandyFlyntBearor 
          so are the thieving politicians everyone keeps giving money to!  what’s more important,, financing a dumbass congressman/senator or, installing a storm shelter in a building

  • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada
    • nosilasunny

      And crying. ((((()))))s.

      • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

        nosilasunny yes, plenty of that. I’m sorry sister, but I am so glad your family is ok. this is just more heart break for so many. :-(

        • nosilasunny

          Thank you. He is the only family I have in Oklahoma and this the second one they’ve been through. The one in 1999 barely missed them. I feel so bad for their community. These are people they know, work with, go to school with, worship with, etc. My heart is breaking for those who don’t know where their loved ones are tonight.

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          nosilasunny ((((())))s sister. xoxoxo

        • nosilasunny

          My sister gave me an update this morning. My cousin had just moved and it missed them, but. they would’ve been hit in their former house. Several friends of theirs, their son-in-law’s father and grandmother, and his wife’s mom’s employee have lost their homes and are still missing. They are devastated by this. Continued prayers are definitely appreciated.

        • PhillyCon

          nosilasunny Prayers for them.

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          nosilasunny praying

  • tencole

    Before and after shots of the elementary school….
    http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/130520-plazaelemcomposite-hmed-12a.380;380;7;70;0.jpg
    “…The twister — deemed at least an EF4, the second-highest strength, by
    the National Weather Service — tore the roof off the building and knocked down its walls.
    A truck that was tossed through the air landed in the spot where the
    school’s main office would have been, KFOR reported. Books were
    scattered across pancaked slabs of concrete.
    A crying man described to a reporter how he and others pulled a car off a
    teacher in the front of the building and found three children she had
    shielded with her body.
    “Good job, teach,” the man said, his voice choked with emotion.
    A sixth-grade teacher told KFOR she laid on top of several children in a
    restroom to protect them from winds that may have topped 200 mph, and
    all survived…..”
    **tear**

  • sybilll

    Oh Dear God, the spokeswoman just on Fox News says 40 more bodies are coming in.  #TheLordsPrayer

  • JohnCraven

    We are trying to reach a friend who lives in Oklahoma and can’t seem to reach her.  Please keep her and all of those hurt by this massive tornado in your prayers.
    John Craven – New Orleans

    • DawgfanInFL

      I’ll add her to my prayers John. I am sure that cell phone lines are loaded to the point of exploding right now. I hope you are able to reach her soon and will let us know when you do.
      Peace be with you.

    • JohnCraven

      To update you all, we have just reached our friend by email.  She is an elderly lady who lives about 10 miles south of where the tornado hit.  She’s okay in OK but a lot of people are still hurting and so please keep praying for them.  I know we are tempting fate with being audited by Obama’s IRS for that but I’m going to keep praying for the good people of Oklahoma, especially Moore.

  • DawgfanInFL

    It’s very late now, I can’t sleep nor can I quit crying. I’m sick inside. With three girls, I keep going to a place I don’t want to go…imagining the terror of children. I’ve prayed and prayed that there might be a miracle, for the children, the parents.
    May God grant all those impacted, the children, parents, families, friends, teachers, and emergency responders strength to survive the hours, days and weeks to come.
    America is grieving for all those lost in Moore today. My summer vacation fund will be shifted for better use. Peace be with all.

  • VIRUSX2K1

    Lizz Winstead is taking a BEATING on Facebook, for her stupid remarks. Take a look, its entertaining and well deserved.

  • Dr. Strangelove

    I hate to be cynical during a time of tragedy like this but I hope this doesn’t distract too much attention away from the scandal ridden regime. Like Sandy Hook, I’m sure 0 will be passing out the hankies and calling for change of one sort or another to the detriment of the citizenry.

    • http://nation.foxnews.com/ americalsgt

      Dr. Strangelove   Wishful thinking Doctor.  You know the press will be all over this along with Fat Al and the rest of the agenda 21 promoting global warming people.  My local Senator here in RI Weldon Sh^*house has already gotten into the act.  So terrible for these families and now they become useful props for Obama.

  • Granada1492

    What a horror for the children, teachers and families.   I am so sad for all who lost loved ones and homes.
    This is a loss that cannot be measured.
    I am disgusted with the leftist politician and propagandist who blamed this on the mythical invented ‘global warming’ – !!!
    Do leftists even have any humanity left that has not been sold to their ideological agenda?

  • marky_d

    Guys (and gals), I’m really saddened for you and your country folk. My thoughts are with you all, your friend from across the pond.

    • Watcherinla

      marky_d    This Canadian echoes your sentiment.   It is truly horrible and devastating and my prayers and throughts go out to my American neighbours.