It was like a scene from a horror movie.
Randall Childers took a call from his daughter, Heather, about 7 p.m. on Feb. 5. She told him Union University in Jackson, Tenn. where she was a junior, was under a tornado warning and she asked him what she should do.
"As I was telling her to cover her head, all of a sudden I hear glass breaking, a lot of racket, she screamed and the phone went dead," Childers said. "I was welling up with tears in my eyes. We were five and a half hours away. There was nothing we could do but pray."