OKLAHOMA CITY (July 23, 2013)--School officials in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore say students whose schools were destroyed in the deadly May tornado will attend classes next month in a refurbished junior high school building and at a local church.
Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools have been razed.
District spokeswoman Pam Westbrook said the district is working out the final details of how the new schools will be rebuilt.
She said district officials hope to have both new elementary schools open for students by the start of the 2014 school year.
At Plaza Towers, seven wooden crosses stand in the northeast corner of the lot, each bearing with the name of one of the children killed on May 20 when the tornado slammed into the school.