MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)- As rescue efforts continue in Oklahoma, school administrators closer to home have safety top of mind.
Everyone remembers the tragic events in Enterprise, Alabama where a tornado killed eight students inside Enterprise High School and a nearby resident.
That storm raises the question: are students safer at home or in the school building?
"They're safer at home," says mother, Jessica Taylor.
Taylor nor her friend Cindy Odom leave their kids' safety to the school system.
"My mother always checked us out when it came bad weather, so it's something I've always done."
Taylor admits her kids don't go to school if severe weather is coming. And for Odom, the storms are personal.
"My brother-in-law was in the tornados in Tuscaloosa and that really hit home with me. So really ever since then I've been a lot more aware of the weather," says Odom.