Students Injured When Storm Blows Roof Off School in Clinton, North Carolina

Three fifth-grade students suffered injuries after a “microburst” blew the roof off Union Intermediate Elementary School in Clinton, North Carolina, during a storm on Monday, January 13.

This video provided to Storyful by the Sampson County School District shows the students playing in the gymnasium as a roof section at the back of the building is blown off, sending the children scattering.

According to ABC 11, 21 children and a teacher were in the gymnasium when the incident happened. Three students were taken to hospital but have since been released.

The National Weather Service confirmed a microburst came through the area on Monday, creating wind speeds of up to 85 mph. Credit: Sampson County School District via Storyful