UPDATE: Officials visit post-tornado Joplin 'mall school'

Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 4:43 p.m. CDT

JOPLIN — Students who attend the Joplin high school known as the "mall school" because it was built in a former big box store after a tornado left their district in ruins told Education Secretary Arne Duncan during a Thursday visit that having the support of the school has helped them recover.