Moore elementary school student describes tornado


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Updated: 5/22/2013 5:58 pm Published: 5/22/2013 12:27 pm


A 10-year-old boy clung to the bathroom floor, fearing for his life on Monday.

He was inside Briarwood Elementary School in Moore when the EF5 tornado pummeled through town.

FOX23 Danica Lawrence spoke to his family. They said Caden Morris' grandmother lost her home in the storm.

Caden revealed his wounds from the tornado.

"Did you get hurt?" Lawrence asked. "Yeah my back," he said.

Caden lifted the back of his blue t-shirt and showed cuts he got when the roof fell apart on top of him and his 5th grade classmates.

"Does it hurt?" Lawrence asked. "Yeah," he said.

Caden's teachers had them pile into the bathroom when they heard the tornado was coming their way.

"Then the top of the bathroom started coming off," he said.

He said it was louder than anything he had ever heard before: "It sounded like you are flying an airplane and there is door open."

"Ii was terrified, I told my wife it is going to miss our house but it is going to hit Briarwood," said Caden's dad, Shawn.

Afterwards, Shawn Morris was searching what was left of the school for his son.

"I was thinking the worst when I first got over there, went to go search for him in his area, and his area was cleaned out, and then I found him and some other kids. It was crying everywhere, all the poor little kids were crying," Shawn Morris described.

"What did it feel like when you found your dad?" Lawrence asked. "It was sad," said Caden.

Caden's grandmother and uncle were in their home when the deadly tornado hit. She is recovering from injuries and his uncle is in the ICU with broken ribs and blood in his lungs.


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