2 schools in Jacksboro, Texas, damaged in tornado

March 22, 2022
Officials say an EF3 tornado caused major damage to Jacksboro High School and Jacksboro Elementary School

A tornado that touched down in Jacksboro, Texas, has significantly damaged a high school and an elementary school.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a category EF3 tornado with wind speeds of 140 to 150 mph struck the city Monday afternoon.

Local officials reported extensive damage to the gym roofs at Jacksboro High School and Jackson Elementary School. School officials said they were able to get students and staff into storm shelters before the severe weather hit.

There have been no reports of injuries in Jacksboro.

NBC DFW reports that the path of the storm left a debris field that is at least two miles wide.

Jacksboro is about 75 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

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