Tulsa, Okla. - As grim news about the casualties at the Plaza Towers Elementary school filtered into the KRMG 24-hour FOX Newscenter, one small silver lining emerged via a phone call from Tulsa resident Ron Vanlandingham.
He was in his car on his way to Moore, where his 9-year-old granddaughter Kameron Vanlandingham is a 3rd grader at Plaza Towers.
Ron says his son saw the storm coming and raced over to the grade school to pick up Kameron.
"He told me the principal told him he cannot leave with his kids," Ron said. "And he told the principal, 'those are my kids, I'm leaving now, you need to look at that tornado that's headed this way."
Ron said his son and granddaughter sped away just a couple of minutes before the tornado struck and they survived.
He says if his son hadn't gotten there when he did, there's obviously a good chance that Kameron would have been killed.
"I wish he could have loaded his car full of kids," Ron said.