Rebuilding Red Oak: A Community Comes Together as Shields Elementary Reopens

RED OAK, TX -- Nearly a thousand people volunteered Saturday to help move Shields Elementary school from its temporary location in Red Oak back to its original campus in Glen Heights.

"It just warms your heart when people reach out. And they don't have to, but they choose to and choose to come out and help," said Scott Niven, the Superintendent of Red Oak ISD. "And it's beyond one school district when something like this happens. It's all of us pulling together as a human race."

And it's been a long tough road back ever since a December 26th tornado all but leveled the place.

"It's so cool," said Graham Dixon, a 3rd grader at Shields Elementary. "I'm glad to be back!"

The Red Oak ISD's goal was to get the new and renovated building done by the time the school year started.