Shepard Smith just reported heartbreaking news from the local NBC affiliate. A reporter at the Plaza Towers Elementary School reported that up to two dozen children are believed to be trapped at the bottom of the school debris, and that the local authorities are turning from a search and rescue mission to a recovery mission.


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The NBC reporter said, “I understand they are going to start pulling these little bodies out of the rubble very soon.”


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The third graders had huddled in their “safe zone,” a school hallway.


UPDATE, 8:01p ET: Shepard Smith tells us that according to the same NBC reporter, 7 bodies have been recovered from the school. According to NBC's reporting, the victims drowned.


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