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May 24th, 2013
05:45 PM ET

Emotional Oklahoma principal describes tornado hitting school

Plaza Towers Elementary School was one of two schools flattened by Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma.

On Friday, officials from Moore public schools gave a press conference, where the principal from Plaza Towers gave an emotional account of the harrowing moment when the tornado struck her school.

"People were quiet, people were screaming," said Amy Simpson, choking back tears. "At that point, I believe that's the only time that I yelled, and I said, 'In God's name, go away.'"

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