Plaza Towers opens new school to students; More Metro students back to class

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MOORE, Okla. –  More students in the Metro are headed back to class today, including Moore, Okla.

Some students in Moore will start a new school year Tuesday in a brand new school.

A tornado in May 2013 destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary and claimed the lives of seven children.

The new school also has a new playground, which Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and about 200 volunteers helped build.

Click here to take a tour of the new Plaza Towers Elementary School.

Students in Moore, Okla. aren’t the only ones headed back to school  today.

Bethany, Edmond, Mid-Del, Moore, El Reno, Mustang, and Yukon schools will also start today.

Norman Public Schools are set to begin Wednesday.

Meanwhile, officers are reminding drivers to be aware of children traveling by foot, bicycle, school buses, and school zones.

Click here to read more about back-to-school safety.