Students who survived the powerful tornado in Oklahoma are recounting moments of fear and acts of bravery by their teachers.

The twister slammed two elementary schools in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. At least seven children were killed at Plaza Towers Elementary, but all appear to have survived at Briarwood Elementary.

Students at both schools recounted Tuesday that they had been ordered into the halls as the tornado approached. But in both cases, teachers then redirected at least some of the students to places that appeared safer.

Some students at Plaza Towers were crammed into the stalls of a bathroom. Some at Briarwood were ushered into a closet by a teacher.