The tornado has destroyed two schools and there are attempts right now to rescue the students trapped under the debris.
My understanding is that some of these children are third graders.
This is going to be bad.
Update: Courtesy of CNN:
Areas of metropolitan Oklahoma City appeared to be in shreds Monday afternoon after a massive tornado moved through the region. "The houses are destroyed. ... Completely leveled," a helicopter pilot for CNN affiliate KFOR said. A school was apparently among the structures leveled by the twister.
I have not yet heard of any deaths, but I am having trouble believing that there will not be any fatalities considering the damage I am seeing on the television right now.
Update 2: According to news reports the 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes were evacuated and they are safely at a nearby church. That seems counter intuitive to me, but I don't know any details I don't know the reasoning.
There were 75 people in the school when the tornado hit.
So far they are not reporting any deaths but there is also a neighborhood all around the school and it is flattened like a pancake, so things do not look good.
Update 3: More pictures:
Update 4: Reports of two dozen or more fatalities in that school. They are apparently the missing school children.
Update 5: President Obama has notified FEMA to get "all available assistance" to the area ASAP.
That is good because it is beyond clear that these people need as much assistance as possible right now.