Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Joplin High School becomes ‘Hope’ High (LOOK)

Joplin High School (Debra Angstead)
The tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., killed 120 people, and flattened the town. It also ripped off four letters from the high school sign: J-L-I-N. As the city slowly rebuilds itself, someone with a roll of duct tape saw the broken sign and decided to send a message out to the community.

Debra Angstead captured the above photograph and Drew, her 16-year-old son, put together photographs and video taken inside the school. The two were visiting Joplin with the Missouri National Education Association HOPE fund.

Update: This post originally misspelled Debra Angstead’s name. I apologize for the error!

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