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Tornado hits high school, topples train in Weimar, Texas

WEIMAR, Texas -- Eight people were hospitalized after a Texas high school was hit by a tornado on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The tornado briefly touched down at Weimar High School at about 5:25 p.m. local time, NBC station KPRC reported. Weimar is about 88 miles west of downtown Houston.

School district officials said a fundraiser was going on at the school at the time of the storm. A Papa John's pizza truck that was in the parking lot as part of the event was turned over. Eight people who were inside the truck were taken to the hospital.

Superintendent Jon Wunderlich told NBC station KXAN that none of the injuries were life-threatening.

No students were injured, KPRC reported.

A scoreboard at the high school was damaged, NWS officials told KPRC. School officials said part of the roof was ripped off and the football and softball fields sustained the most damage.

About two-thirds of the people in Weimar were without power Thursday night.

NWS officials said a train was also knocked off its tracks in Weimar. 

According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, a tornado peeled back the roof of Colorado-Fayette Medical Center. No injuries were reported there.

NBC stations KPRC, KXAN and msnbc.com staff contributed to this report.