May 21st, 2013

Brian Todd: Moore mayor confirmed school funding played a role in lack of tornado shelters for children

From Moore, Oklahoma, CNN’s Brian Todd spoke with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour about why a lack of tornado safe rooms for public schools apparently has played a role in the casualties for some children.

Todd attended a press briefing with the Mayor of Moore earlier today who was asked to confirm that some of the children that perished did so in schools without safe rooms.  Although schools do have drills for weather emergencies, the mayor acknowledged that funding played a role in recent years to not build safe rooms for public schools.

AMANPOUR airs daily on CNN International at 3:00pm and 5:00pm Eastern.  The full transcript for this program may be found here.