Students in Joplin, Mo., are back in school for the first time since a deadly tornado destroyed their city.
In May, the country's deadliest tornado in six decades killed 160 people, including seven students.
Six school buildings were destroyed and four others were damaged.
Some students were able to return to their same schools Wednesday, while others are meeting in makeshift locations like a shopping center.
The Superintendent C.J. Huff is being praised for his commitment to see the schools reopen in less than three months.
"I'm sure the first week of school there's going to be a lot of hugs," said Laila, a high school sophomore.
Thanks to a generous donation, each student will receive a new laptop to start the school year.