‘It’s just our job’ — teacher who saved students from tornado

A CNN video:


In this CNN story, second-grade teacher Tammy Glasgow  talks about the Oklahoma tornado that demolished her school, Briarwood Elementary. Nobody died in the school,  thanks to the efforts of the teachers. The story says in part:

Right before the tornado hit, she hurried students into two bathrooms and a closet. There were about eights boys in the boys’ bathroom, including Glasgow’s son, and a dozen girls in the girls’ bathroom.


She and other adults were with three children in the closet.

“Before I shut the doors, because both bathrooms had doors, I said, ‘I’m going to shut these doors,’ and I said, ‘I love you.’ The boys looked at me a little strange. (I) walked in the girls’ (bathroom) and said, ‘I love you’ and they all said ‘I love you’ back.


“I just told them to pray, and then that’s what we did the whole time in the closet, just prayed,” said Glasgow.

While some called the teachers heroes, she said:

It’s just our job.



You can read the whole story here.

Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.
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