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    Damage Reported After Storms Roll Through Waxahachie

    Ellis County Sheriff's office is assessing damage in Waxahachie after storms rolled through Saturday afternoon. (Published Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018)

    Ellis County Sheriff's office is assessing damage in Waxahachie after storms rolled through Saturday afternoon.

    Drone Video: Waxahachie High School DamageDrone Video: Waxahachie High School Damage

    Drone video shows the damage outside Waxahachie High School after severe storms Saturday afternoon.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018)

    An NBC 5 crew on the scene saw light poles and signs down in the parking lot of the brand new Waxahachie High School. The school just opened this school year.

    Storm Damage Outside Waxahachie's New High SchoolStorm Damage Outside Waxahachie's New High School

    NBC 5 has learned several students were inside the school working on the set for an upcoming theater performance. A teacher had them take cover and none were injured.

    “My daddy instincts kicked in. I’ve been the teacher here for 17 years and all these kids are my babies… I wanted them to be safe,” said Andy Reynolds, the drama director with Waxahachie ISD.

    Several students cars have damaged windows and the band bus was overturned int he parking lot.

    Damage Reported Outside Waxahachie High SchoolDamage Reported Outside Waxahachie High School

    Ellis County Sheriff's office is accessing damage outside Waxahachie High School after storms rolled through Saturday afternoon.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018)

    The Waxahachie Fire Department said four or five light poles were down, a window was knocked out in the gym and some track and field equipment was thrown around. No injuries were reported.

    Officials with Waxahachie ISD said they are hoping to have all repairs done as soon as possible. Students should be able to return to school next week without any issues.

    Ellis County dispatchers say sheriff's deputies are on the scene but it's too soon to say if damage was caused by a tornado. Ellis County was under a tornado warning earlier in the afternoon.

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