Teacher names son after student killed in tornado

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By KRISTI EATON, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The family of a little boy who died when a tornado tore through his Oklahoma elementary school last spring will forever be linked to his former teacher.

Nine-year-old Nicolas McCabe was among those killed when a tornado hit Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore last spring. His teacher, Jennifer Doan Rogers, had laid one of her hands on him as she tried to protect her third-grade students.

Rogers says Nicolas was the student closest to her that she lost.

Rogers was pregnant at the time. Seven months later, when she gave birth to a boy, she and her husband decided to name him after Nicolas.

Nicolas' father, Scott McCabe, says he's honored, but that the death of his only son has been very hard on him.

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