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Video shows March tornado tear through Stoner Creek Elementary

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 17:47:42-04

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — A security camera caught the March tornado on video as it ripped through Mt. Juliet.

The camera faces the parking lot on the front side of the school's gym. It shows the powerful storm move in and out in a matter of seconds.

Within that short time frame, many pieces of debris are blown around, parts of the roof are ripped off and electrical flashes can be seen throughout the parking lot.

Stoner Creek was one of the two most heavily damaged schools in Wilson County. The other being West Wilson Middle. Repairs were expected to take more than a year to make.

Students did not return to the schools and it wasn't long until the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all schools in the area.

The tornado was on the ground for more than 60 miles and killed a total of 24 Tennesseans.