GALLOWAY, N.J. - Some high school seniors in New Jersey got a scary surprise during their graduation ceremony. A large tornado appears to be forming right over their heads.
The whole event was caught on camera by Matthew Blanchard who was attending his step-sister's graduation at Absegami High School in Galloway.
The huge funnel clouds sent graduates running from their seats as lightning struck.
Spectators also ran to their cars and to a nearby concession stand to hide as hail fell from the sky.
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