OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says it will be important to have a "vigorous discussion" about providing safe places in schools.

Plaza Towers Elementary School was destroyed in Monday's powerful tornado, and seven children died there. The suburban Oklahoma City school did not have a "safe room" in which teachers and students could seek protection.

Fallin said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that every school has "drills, plans" and things they should do to prepare for such storms.

The head of Oklahoma's emergency management agency has said more than 100 schools have already received federal grant money for safe rooms, which have deep foundations, thick concrete walls and steel doors that can withstand strong winds.

Briarwood Elementary was also severely damaged in the storm, but there were no deaths.

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  • Sydney Angle

    A family photo showing Daniel Angle from left, Sydney Angle, Nicole Angle, Jory Pratt and Casey Angle is seen on May 22, 2013, in Moore, Okla. Sydney Angle was killed when a powerful tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School and ripped through the town Monday, destroying homes, schools and businesses, and killing several people, including children. “She was always smiling,” <a href="http://newsok.com/sooners-bring-back-some-smiles-to-sydney-angles-teammates/article/3833677" target="_blank">her father Dan told NewsOK</a>. She also loved softball. Last weekend, she struck out five batters in her final game. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Memory-of-Sydney-Angle-Angle-Family-Fund/453606324729465?id=453606324729465&sk=info" target="_blank">The Sydney Angle Fund </a>will cover funeral and medical costs and other immediate family needs. (Joshua Lott / AFP / Getty Images)

  • Kathryn Begay

    Kathryn Begay served in WWII. She had in shakeable faith in Jesus Christ. She loved to fish and garden and she loved her family unconditionally. She had amazing strength and fought till the very end. Read her obituary <a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?pid=166295205" target="_blank">here</a>.

  • Hemant Bhonde

    Hemant Bhonde, 65, was sheltering with his wife in their bathroom before he died. Bhonde was a retired GM worker who emigrated from India several decades ago, <a href="http://newsok.com/i-just-dont-know-how-to-feel.-its-just-something-i-had-to-do/article/3833849" target="_blank">according to NewsOK</a>. The Bhondes lived across the street from the Plaza Towers school. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/married-couple-oklahoma_n_3327120.html" target="_blank">His wife Jerrie, told CNN</a>, "I know my husband's with me. He had a bright light that wouldn't be put out, and he'll be with me for the rest of my life." Image via <a href="https://twitter.com/MLauer/status/336919811286261760/photo/1" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.

  • Antonia Canderaria

    Aontonia Canderaria 9, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/best-friends-die-tornado_n_3326945.html" target="_blank">died at Plaza Towers Elementary while sheltered with her best friend Emily Conatzer</a>. Canderaria's funeral was the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/antonia-candelaria-oklahoma-tornado_n_3326183.html" target="_blank">first to be held for tornado victims</a> following Monday's tragedy. According to her obituary, "[Canderaria and Emily Conatzer] were inseparable, even in their last moments, they held on to one another and followed each other into Heaven and they will never be alone." (Courtesy of Brandie Candelaria / AP)

  • Emily Conatzer

    Emily Conatzer, 9, (right) died at Plaza Towers Elementary School. The third-grader was reportedly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/best-friends-die-tornado_n_3326945.html" target="_blank">found in the arms of her best friend, Antonia Lee Candelaria</a>, who also died in the tragedy. <a href="http://www.youcaring.com/other/conatzer-family-tornado-relief-fund/61125" target="_blank">The Conatzer Family Tornado Relief Fund</a> will help the family rebuild the home they lost and cover immediate family needs. Image via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4825746132056&set=pb.1548618805.-2207520000.1369239089.&type=3&theater" target="_blank">Kristi Strickland Conatzer's Facebook profile</a>.

  • Kyle Davis

    In this November 2012 photo provided by the his family, 8-year-old tornado victim Kyle Davis poses for a photo while attending an Oklahoma University football game at Owen Field, in Norman, Okla. Nicknamed "The Wall," Davis loved playing soccer and going with his grandfather to the fair grounds to watch Monster Truck exhibitions. Kyle was killed Monday, May 20, 2013, when a huge tornado roared through Moore, Okla., flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying Kyle's elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. (The Kyle Davis Family / AP)

  • Megan Billingsley Futrell and Case Futrell

    Megan Futrell, 29, died, along with her 4-month-old child, Case, (not pictured) while sheltered in a 7-Eleven. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/megan-futrell-infant-baby-died-oklahoma-tornado_n_3320390.html" target="_blank">Megan Futrell is survived by her 8-year-old son, Kanon, and her husband, Cody</a>. Image via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/megan.billingsleyfutrell" target="_blank">Megan Billingsley Futrell's Facebook profile</a>.

  • Ja'Nae Hornsby

    Ja'Nae Hornsby was one of seven children who died at Plaza Towers Elementary. <a href="http://www.koco.com/news/oklahomanews/okc/grandmother-of-plaza-towers-student-says-girl-was-killed-in-tornado/-/11777584/20240870/-/1013y18/-/index.html" target="_blank">According to KOCO</a>, "Janae's father described her as a vivacious, lovable little girl who loves to play and always has a smile on her face."

  • Leslie Johnson

    Leslie Johnson died at age 46. Pictured: Leslie Johnson and <a href="http://www.gofundme.com/2zzirw?fb_action_ids=10151452044288737&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=}%2210151452044288737%22%3A251197135022979{&action_type_map=}%2210151452044288737%22%3A%22og.likes%22{&action_ref_map=[]" target="_blank"> Tewauna Robinson</a>. Image via Marissa Collins-Jarred

  • Christopher Legg

    Christopher Legg, 9, was a Plaza Towers Elementary School student who loved sports, <a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?n=CHRISTOPHER-LEGG&pid=164951952#fbLoggedOut" target="_blank">according to an obituary</a>. "He was greatly loved by all who knew him. He never met a stranger, because you were always a friend in his eyes." <a href="http://www.trumbly.com/ross-danni-legg-family-tornado-relief-fund-in-memory-of-christopher-legg/" target="_blank">The Ross & Danni Legg Family Tornado Relief Fund </a>will help the family rebuild their home. Image via <a href="http://www.trumbly.com/ross-danni-legg-family-tornado-relief-fund-in-memory-of-christopher-legg/" target="_blank">Ross & Danni Legg Family Tornado Relief Fund</a>

  • Terri Long

    Terri Long, 49, was a Federal Aviation Administration employee in Oklahoma City, <a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?n=TERRI-LONG&pid=164935465#fbLoggedOut" target="_blank">according to an obituary</a>. "Terri loved traveling, photography, anything Harley Davidson, and helping others. She loved to read and camped out to see the Twilight series with her daughters." Image via <a href="http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Terri-Long&lc=7375&pid=164932665&mid=5541461&Affiliate=oklahoman&PersonID=164932665&FHID=4578" target="_blank">Dignity Memorial</a>

  • Nicolas McCabe

    Nicolas McCabe, 9, was a student at Plaza Towers Elementary. "He was a bright young man with an ornery grin who adored his family and friends at Plaza Towers Elementary. Nicolas loved Legos, country music, and going to the lake where he desired to have his own 'Pontoon boat' one day," <a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?n=NICOLAS-MCCABE&pid=164935458#fbLoggedOut" target="_blank">according to an obituary</a>. <a href="http://www.gofundme.com/309mk8" target="_blank">The Nicolas Scott McCabe Fund </a>will help cover funeral and home rebuilding costs. Image via <a href="http://www.gofundme.com/309mk8" target="_blank">gofundme.com</a>.

  • Jenny Neely

    Jenny Neely, 38, was sheltering with her son Jacob when she was killed, <a href="http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=22401939" target="_blank">according to News On 6</a>. Jacob's father, Michael Neely said, "She was a great mother. I couldn't have had a better mother for my kids." Image via <a href="http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=22401939" target="_blank">News On 6</a>

  • Cindy Plumley

    Cindy Plumely, 49, is remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, <a href="http://kfor.com/2013/05/24/tornado-victims-remembered-cindy-plumley/" target="_blank">according to KFOR</a>. "Cindy was an LPN and worked at the Veteran's Center in Norman, OK.," <a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?n=CINDY-PLUMLEY&pid=164951954#fbLoggedOut" target="_blank">according to an obituary</a>. Image via <a href="http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Cindy-Plumley&lc=7370&pid=164931722&mid=5541288" target="_blank">Dignity Memorial</a>.

  • Shannon Quick

    Shannon Quick, 40, loved watching her son's baseball games, <a href="http://www.legacy.com/memorial-sites/oklahoma-tornado-victims/obituary.aspx?n=Shannon-Quick&pid=164928141&ua=LdkkDUXbT0O2SqaPLdJHow%3d%3d" target="_blank">according to an obituary</a>. "She loved cooking and was known for putting together a tasty Crock-Pot dinner for her family." Her mother, Joy Waldroop, 61, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130523/us-oklahoma-tornado-victims/" target="_blank">reportedly told The Oklahoman</a>, "I couldn't ask for a better daughter. She cared for her family." <a href="http://www.gofundme.com/30mh60" target="_blank">The Shannon Quick Fund</a> will cover medical bills for Shannon's mother, Joi Waldroop, and her 8-year-old nephew, Jackson Quick, who was injured and needs surgery on his shin, pelvis, femur and buttocks. The fund will also help rebuild the home they lost, Jeremy Soulek, Shannon's brother, told HuffPost. <a href="http://www.gofundme.com/30mh60" target="_blank">Shannon Quick</a>. Image via Jeremy Soulek

  • Tewauna Robinson

    Tewauna Robinson died at the age of 45. Her daughter, Angeletta Santiago, last heard from her mother on Monday during the storm, <a href="http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/381563/0/Mother-of-local-woman-killed-in-Moore-Okla-tornado" target="_blank">according to KSDK</a>. "I love you," Robinson told her before hanging up. Image via <a href="http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=381563" target="_blank">KSDK.com</a>.

  • Randy Smith

    Randy Smith, 39, was an electrician who "loved to spend time with his family, especially his son, Dylan," <a href="http://kfor.com/2013/05/24/tornado-victims-remembered-randy-smith/" target="_blank">according to KFOR</a>. Image via <a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?n=RANDY-SMITH&pid=164935456#fbLoggedOut" target="_blank">Legacy.com</a>

  • Karrina And Sydnee Vargyas

    Karrina, 4, and her sister Sydnee, 7 months, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/karrina-sydnee-vargyas-deaths-oklahoma-tornado-victims_n_3320565.html" target="_blank">were among the 10 children killed by the storm</a>. They were at home with their mother, who survived the ordeal. The children's father, Phillip Vargyas, told the Daily Mail, "We just don’t know what to do anymore." Image via <a href="http://www.kcentv.com/story/22378824/temple-man-loses-nieces-in-moore" target="_blank">KCEN-TV</a>.

  • Gina Stromski

    Gina Stromski died at the age of 51. Image via <a href="http://www.resthavenokc.com/obituaries/Gina-Lousie-Stromski4252168727/#!/Obituary" target="_blank">Resthaven Funeral Home</a>

  • Richard Brown

    Richard Brown died at the age of 41.

  • Rick Jones

    Rick Jones, 54, was a postal worker who "worked evenings processing mail in Oklahoma City and lived alone in Moore," <a href="http://newsok.com/i-just-dont-know-how-to-feel.-its-just-something-i-had-to-do/article/3833849" target="_blank">according to NewsOK</a>. He was "well-liked," reported <a href="http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x1307048971/Tornado-took-town-s-youngest-as-it-swept-through-Moore" target="_blank">The Norman Transcript</a>.

  • William Sass

    William Sass died at the age of 63.

  • Deanna Ward

    Deanna Ward died at the age of 70. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130523/us-oklahoma-tornado-victims/" target="_blank">The Associated Press reports</a>: <blockquote>Ward was described by her daughter, Shelly Irvin, as the "best mom in the world." She died in Monday's storm in the closet of her home about a block from Plaza Elementary School while holding hands with her son. Her son survived. Ward was a retired nurse and was frail, and Irvin told The Oklahoman her son did not have enough time to get their mother into a car and leave the area. "My brother and I have been through a lot of struggles and she never gave up on us. She was always there," Irvin told the newspaper.</blockquote>