Tornado survivor: My teacher ‘saved our lives’

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TODAY – Brandi Kline and her two sons, both students at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, Okla., which was directly hit by the tornado Monday afternoon, recount their experiences.

Damian Kline says his teacher threw her body over him and his classmates to shield them from the storm while they took cover in one of the school’s bathrooms.

“It sounded like a train coming by,” the fourth grader said, describing the sound of the tornado passing through his school.

Kline told Today that that his teacher threw her body over them in an effort to shield them.  “She saved our lives,” he said.

He said it felt like it took “about five minutes” for the storm to pass through, and that after all he “saw was just a disaster.”