Parents Of Plaza Towers 7 Share Their Story

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 11:10 pm
By: News 9

On May 20, 2013, seven precious children died when a tornado ripped through Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore. Now, for the first time, all seven families are together talking about it.

"I was still hopeful when I got to the school," Kyle Davis' mom, Mikki Davis said. "But when I walked around the corner and saw the school, my heart dropped because I knew it wasn't looking good at all."

Dan Angle, dad to Sydney Angle, said, "There are some times, no matter how hard I try, I can't keep the image out of my head, of my little girl being scared and crying as they building came down on her. She wanted someone to come and help her and I couldn't."

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They say the city failed them.

"Get their act together," Nicolas McCabe's mom, Stacey McCabe said.

In their sorrow, the community embraced them.

"After the tornado our knee jerk reactions were we need to get out of here and we need to go back to our family." Angle said. "It didn't take me very long to realize this is home now."

They also want to make a difference.

"We don't want to watch any other parents bawl and cry and weep over their children for something that could be prevented," Tonie Candelaria's dad Jimmy Rosson said.

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