A lightning bolt struck a large tree in dramatic fashion at Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School last Thursday in Tyler, Texas. The footage taken from a security camera illustrates the havoc one lightning strike can wreak.

One of the awesome powers of nature. #LIGHTNING!!! Check out this video sent to me by Felipe Natera at Bishop Thomas K....

Posted by Mark Scirto KLTV on Friday, January 22, 2016

Mark Scirto from KLTV noted that no one was injured from the natural phenomenon, thankfully due to the fact that all students were safely in class. It's certainly one way to keep kids from ditching or sneaking out of classrooms.

You can watch the video in slow motion below via YouTube.