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Tornado Warning Evacuates Perry Hall High Homecoming Game

The football game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday.

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UPDATE (8:57 p.m.)—A heavy thunderstorm cut Perry Hall High School's homecoming celebration short.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning over parts of Baltimore County, including Perry Hall and Kingsville, Friday evening.

Following a parade and community tailgate party, shortly before 7 p.m., Principal George Roberts led students and community members inside of the school for cover, officers at the White Marsh police precinct confirmed.

The Perry Hall football team was originally scheduled to play against Woodlawn at 7 p.m.

Amid heavy rain and lightning, police directed crowds and traffic.

After 7:40 p.m., a steady stream of vehicles filed in and out of the high school's parking lot along Ebenezer Road. Dozens of wet students, still wearing their sports uniforms, blue and gold face paint and decorated T-shirts, waited for rides at the school's side entrance. Others sat inside the school's auditorium, chatted with friends, danced and played games to pass the time.

Assistant principal Stephen Arnold confirmed that the football game against Woodlawn had been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday.

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