May 2013 Tornado Outbreak
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Reporter's Notebook: Poor Construction Techniques Doomed Moore Elementary Schools

Listen to M. Scott Carter talk about how he first became interested in construction standards at two Oklahoma elementary schools destroyed by the May 20, 2013 Moore, Okla. tornado.

Friday’s edition of The Journal Record reveals improper construction and violation of building codes led to the destruction of two Moore, Okla. elementary schools when a tornado hit May 20, 2013.

Gov. Mary Fallin at Plaza Towers elementary school following the May 20, 2013 Moore, Okla. tornado.
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KGOU’s Kurt Gwartney talked with the reporter, M. Scott Carter, who obtained a soon-to-be released report showing a shocking lack of standard building practices in both Briarwood and Plaza Towers elementary schools.

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