A funnel cloud was spotted over Fairborn. There were no injuries, but there were downed trees and power lines in the area.
About 3,000 people were locked down at the Nutter Center after the Xenia High School graduation ceremony as severe weather barreled toward the arena.
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Doug Cope, the leader of Ohio Task Force One, called NewsCenter 7 to describe what was going on inside the arena.
“At about 8:10 (p.m.) they made an announcement for all the students on the floor to egress back to the backstage area, and this was because of the large monitor that hangs over the floor for basketball games,” Cope said. “They were telling folks to stay off the concourse area because of all the glass doors.”
Right then, NewsCenter 7’s James Brown gave a dire warning.
“Please tell the folks not to go outside, it’s headed right toward you,” Brown said.
There were no injuries reported.