Plaza Towers Parents Remember Kids Lost In Tornado 3 Months Later

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 10:17 pm
By: News 9

It's been three months now since seven families had to bury their 8 and 9 year olds. They were all third graders at Plaza Towers elementary school when the tornado came through.

"We shouldn't have to bury our kids. We shouldn't do that," Scott McCabe said.

News 9's Amanda Taylor sat down with Scott McCabe whose son Nicholas was just two weeks shy of his 9th birthday when he was killed.

McCabe says he's been in a daze the last three months, and he misses having his little buddy around.

"He'd tell me he loved me every day. And he's still real to me," said McCabe. "But he would want me to keep going. I can't give up. I will see him again."

Hearing stories about Nicholas help, too; like the reason he was always wanting extra money for lunch.

"He was taking money out of my little jug. Coin jug. I found out afterwards he wasn't using money to himself, he was giving it to his friends so they'd have extras too," McCabe said.

Another parent, Mikki Davis, sat down with News 9 to talk about the last three months and her son Kyle.

8/28/2013 Related Story: Plaza Towers Mother Supports New Push to Build Storm Shelters In Schools

"So glad God gave him to me. I didn't have him for a long time. But he was a special boy and I'm going to miss him," Davis said.

She says she's still haunted by the fact he died at school and that made it difficult the first day back to school for her other children.

"I couldn't take them to school, my daughter or my stepson, it was just too hard walking the halls, just knowing what the kids went through that day," Davis said.

Kyle's number in soccer was 16, and his mom tells this story of how now she sees that number everywhere. It's her sign that Kyle's always nearby. Click on the Web Extra video above to hear that part of the interview.

All of those parents have made it their mission to get shelters in schools.

8/20/2013 Related Story: Moore Families Show Support For 'Shelter Oklahoma School Project'

Learn more about the Shelter Oklahoma Schools project.