12-year-old honored by school and community for his bravery during Church Point tornado

12-year-old honored by school and community for his bravery during Church Point tornado
Posted at 10:18 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 23:46:22-04

A 12-year-old Church Point boy is being honored for his heroic actions after last weekend's tornado.

Jordyn Malborough's home was flipped while he and his family were all inside. He managed to escape afterwards and pulled his family to safety from the rubble.

Earlier this week, Malborough shared his story of survival with KATC and how he stepped in to help his family. Now, his elementary school is stepping in to show their support.

Days after a tornado swept through Prudence Highway and damaged homes, sirens could still be heard but for a different reason.

This time for a parade to honor a young hero.

"We wanted to honor him for his bravery," says Malbrorough's teacher, Melissa Sikes.

That bravery coming from 12-year-old Jordyn Malbrorough. He pushed fear aside to help his family during the tornado. After his home was flipped during the tornado, he pulled his siblings from the rubble.

His story of survival, inspiring his Lawtell Elementary teacher and first responders.

"We just love him. He's a great kid so we had to let everybody know it," said Sikes.

This all came as a surprise for Malbrorough.

"I feel so surprised. I was like oh a parade is passing by. But then my aunt told me this parade is for you I was like she's playing with me, she's joking," said Malbrorough.

Malbrorough now has a plaque recognizing his quick thinking when he helped his siblings. Now he wants his story to be a wake up call for others.

"When you hear the alarm on your phone, please get to a safe place," said Malbrorough.
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