Tornado-stricken Joplin goes back to school

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 11:21 a.m. CDT; updated 12:05 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 17, 2011

JOPLIN — The trophy case by the front entrance is nearly empty. Classroom walls are largely bare, and unopened boxes of textbooks, computer monitors and other equipment remain scattered throughout the building.