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Students Return To School In Tornado-Ravaged Town

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Rod Grimsley, the principal and superintendent at Gifford Grade School, leads his students in the Pledge of Allegiance, Nov. 25, 2013. (Sean Powers/WILL)
Rod Grimsley, the principal and superintendent at Gifford Grade School, leads his students in the Pledge of Allegiance, Nov. 25, 2013. (Sean Powers/WILL)

Students at Gifford Grade School in Gifford, Illinois, returned to class yesterday, one week after a tornado ripped through the community.

Sean Powers from Illinois Public Media was there, as school officials tried to recapture some sense of normalcy.

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This segment aired on November 26, 2013.

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