The destructive power of lightning captured the attention of students and teachers at a high school in the United States. The electrical discharge destroyed a tree a few meters from the building.
“You never know when lightning will strike,” the US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin said through its Facebook account, sharing a video of what happened.
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Footage recorded by a security camera outside Wautoma High School in Wisconsin shows the exact moment the lightning struck the plant. A few seconds later, only the burned remains of the tree remain on the ground.
“Initially, the students and staff were startled by the event; however, after realizing what had just happened, they were fascinated by the rare incident that occurred just feet from them,” said the director of the school, Jennifer Johnson, to the WBAY medium.
As reported from the school, the lightning struck around 8:25 a.m. (local time) while all the children were in class, so no one was injured.