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Statement from Linda Hampton, Oklahoma Education Association President, on the May 20 tornado

A statement for Linda Hampton, OEA President, on the May 20 tornado

“Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. The loss of life is devastating. We want to thank each and every school employee who willingly put their life on the line to protect their students. We have heard stories of bravery where school employees used their bodies as human shields to protect students from flying debris. The Oklahoma spirit is reflected in John 15:13: Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

For more information, visit nea.org/oklahoma