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As it stands now 44 people have died in this disaster ten of them children many killed in the destruction of plaza towers elementary.
The scene they are very similar to that of another school in town Breyer would elementary where the tornado hit like a bomb.
The children inside home -- their teachers as the story goes in the school crashed to the ground around them.
Cars flew right into the classrooms.
Yet every single student and teacher and administrator managed to get out of there alive.
And tonight we're hearing the incredible stories of survival the -- -- were correspondent Jonathan Hunt is here with that Jonathan I guess you spoke with a teacher today -- an impressive bunch.
Well extraordinary we have heard so many inspirational stories over the past couple of days but -- -- -- have been as inspiring.
As that of Teresa emotion as she is a fourth grade teacher Breyer would elementary when a tornado warnings came in.
Several of the parents of her children rushed to that school.
-- decades took them away but when the tornado hit she still had ten children that.
That lives in her hands history -- -- You take the children up against us inside won't have them get down on their knees but their -- -- their head and with their -- you know -- And then as we heard -- approach that you could hear it.
It was like to -- -- and as it approached you know I just get my arms over the children.
I told them everything's going to be okay keep your head down to -- -- because you're so concerned about they're safety it's you.
There's not a one of us in that building that would not have laid down our lives for this chance and they were scared.
They're crying they're upset.
But those aren't the bravest little children.
In the world I think they'd say you're the greatest teacher well.
When we -- they had passed over.
Through their tears through everything.
They help take cinder blocks off their classmates legs they helped -- suppliers.
And metal that -- wrapped around another -- legs and minutes.
Even in the hands.
To help your co workers could -- and so it's.
Sent -- teacher because they are remarkable and resilient children.
There's a lot of fairly soon thanking you for keeping your children like to -- from now.
There wasn't an option that's not an option not to keep them alive and children.
And I haven't had any teacher resistance -- Tennessee tech game and I just wanted to make sure.
She called those fourth -- brave and remarkable -- I'm not -- I have met anybody as brave.
Or as remarkable as Teresa -- herself extraordinary woman period for -- Jonathan thanks -- story.
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