Terrified Children Asked Oklahoma Teacher, ‘Is This Really Happening?’

As the terrified tornado-whipped students of Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Okla., cowered on their hands and knees with backpacks over their heads, tearfully pleading for their parents, they asked their teacher, “Is this really happening?”

Sheri Bittle, a first-grade teacher at Briarwood, today recounted the horror of Monday’s twister that she said sounded like a train that kept barreling by as it ravaged her school.

“You could just feel the pressure just building like you were in an airplane, just the pressurization of the cabin and your ears popping and the debris starts flying and the roof falling in,” Bittle told ABC News. “And everything in your classroom falling in on you.”

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