Puyallup man has ties to school destroyed by tornado

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by NATALIE SWABY / KING 5 News

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Posted on May 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

PUYALLUP, Wash. - Tim Barajas lives in Puyallup, but still feels a close connection to Moore, Oklahoma. He grew up there and called it home for 25 years. His childhood school, Plaza Tower Elementary, was torn apart by the tornado. Seven children reportedly died while taking cover inside the school.

"It hurts our hearts to see that, and we really grieve for those parents who have lost their kids," said Barajas. "I'll tell you the people in Oklahoma are tough. We are praying for them up there."
 
His family members in Moore are dealing with some property damage, but they are okay.

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