MOORE, Okla. – A struggle for the perfect bubble is Hayden Payne’s mission right now.
Days ago it was a struggle for life.
Hayden, brother Hunter and sister Emma were all in the Plaza Towers Elementary school when the tornado hit.
Hayden is still trying to process it.
“We were up against the wall in a crouch position so we wouldn’t get hurt,” he said.
This third grader was one of the first to be pulled out of the school’s rubble.
“When the tornado came by it collapsed a wall on top of all the third graders and then the roof fell in after,” he said.
Dad Dusty Payne pulled Hayden out.
“He was in a ball still on his knees trapped underneath everything,” Dusty said.
Right in front of him was a classmate that was face down and he was buried up to his face in rubble.