Lily Raymond, 17, rushes to embrace her brother Ethan Raymond, 11, as a teacher escorts him away from Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Paul Hellstern)The Associated Press
An aerial view of Briarwood Elementary that was damaged in Monday's tornado Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Moore, Oklahoma. A huge tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday, flattening an entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)The Associated Press
T. Sgt. Robert Raymond, left, runs to embrace his son Ethan, 11, center partially obscured, with his daughter Lily, 17, right, at Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City on Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Paul Hellstern)The Associated Press
An aerial view shows Briarwood Elementary with vehicles thrown about after Monday's tornado, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Moore, Okla. At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed in the massive tornado that flattened homes and a school in Moore, on Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)The Associated Press
Wreckage of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., is pictured from a National Guard helicopter during a tour of tornado damaged areas by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)The Associated Press
MOORE, Okla. – 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.