MOORE, Oklahoma -
A massive tornado ripped across Moore Monday afternoon, wiping out neighborhoods, destroying a school, killing at least three people and leaving an untold number of people injured.
The powerful 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 raced to the scene to help rescue trapped students and staff.
Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says there is no word of injuries from the elementary school. A teacher told News 9's Karl Torp that students and staff took shelter before the storm struck in hallways and under their decks. There were some minor injuries but all students were accounted for.
There were also reports a daycare center next door to the school was hit. Several children were pulled safely from the debris. Plaza Towers Elementary also sustained serious damage.
There were reports three people were killed at 7-Eleven Store in Moore. There were also reports two children were killed in the tornado.