Hornets sting nearly dozen students at Fallbrook campus

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FALLBROOK, Calif. – Nearly a dozen students were reportedly stung by hornets Thursday at school in Fallbrook, authorities said.

Eleven students at Potter Junior High School were stung by hornets, North County Fire Protection District spokesman John Buchanan said. Emergency crews went to the school to help at the students.

After escaping the swarm, the 11 stung youngsters went to the school nurse’s office for first-aid. From there, two were taken to a hospital for evaluation of possible allergic reactions to the bugs’ venom.

School staffers cordoned off the area around the hive and called in a bee-eradication service to remove the colony of insects from the Reche Road campus, Buchanan said.