MOORE, Okla. – Students from Briarwood Elementary had a chance to meet and say goodbye to their teachers Thursday during a meeting at Wayland Bonds Elementary.
Briarwood third grader Brianna Roper said, “I’m actually pretty happy; it will be good for me.”
It was exciting, yet somber day for students. Gerald Carney recently retired from Briarwood.
He was a crossing guard so he knew most of the children.
Carney said his heart sank when he heard Briarwood was hit.
He said, “I was kind of lost. I didn’t know how my children were doing.”
While it was a happy day with hugs, balloons and stuffed animals, the memories of Monday won’t soon fade.
Cameron Clark, a Briarwood student, “I saw it was totally destroyed. My eyes were watering. I was wondering if all my friends were OK.”
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