For Some Joplin Students, School Means 'The Mall'

08/16/2011 02:02 pm ET | Updated Oct 16, 2011
  • Sevil Omer NBC News

When classes begin in Joplin, Mo., on Wednesday, just 87 days after a tornado ripped through the city, about 900 students will take their seats in an unusual learning environment -- a shopping mall.

"But this will be no ordinary mall," promises Jim Dunn, a spokesman for Joplin School District.

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