CHICKASHA, Okla. – Students in Chickasha helped raise money so that they could get a storm shelter for their school.
Friend School, just east of Chickasha, sits in a rural area.
The school has about 225 kids.
Three years ago, a tornado missed the school by about 200 yards.
Right now, their severe weather plan involves leaving the school.
Kindergarten teacher, Jennifer Jinks, said, “Our first time, when I was told to load the bus and go across the road, when they said this is our regular practice for storm safety, I went, get on a bus?”
They load up the entire school and drive across the street to the Baptist Church’s basement.
Superintendent, Alton Rawlins, said “We have to go across the road which is a 10 minute process to the baptist church.”
Rawlins knew there had to be a better option.