Seven Dallas schools will remain closed on Wednesday, three days after an EF-3 tornado tore through North Dallas and left a swath of destruction in its path on Sunday.

Dallas ISD made the closure announcement in a tweet early Wednesday morning, saying power outages were to blame for the cancellations.  

The closed schools are: 

  • Cary Middle School
  • Dealey Montessori
  • Franklin Middle School
  • Hillcrest High School
  • Kramer Elementary School
  • Jose “Joe” May Elementary School
  • Francisco Medrano Middle School

Cary Middle School, however, is the DISD school that was "probably the most damaged," Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said Monday. "When I drove by there this morning, I saw a police vehicle that was lifted from the parking lot and thrown near the school. There was significant damage throughout that school. We also anticipate that will be a total loss."

Because of that, Cary Middle School's 500 students will be split up and moved between Medrano Middle School and Franklin Middle School, Hinojosa said. 

But both of those schools are still experiencing power outages, according to Dallas ISD's tweet, leading to the cancelation. 

That number of school closures is down from 12 Dallas ISD schools being closed on Tuesday. Wednesday will be the first day back for a number of students since the tornado hit. 

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Many of them will be attending school at different buildings or locations due to the damage sustained during Sunday's storms. 

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