Fallbrook students stung by insect swarm, two tranported to hospital

Posted at 1:54 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 20:22:39-04

FALLBROOK, Calif. (KGTV) - Eleven North County students were stung several times by a swarm of insects during PE class Wednesday, with two of those students being sent to the hospital.

The students were running outside during physical education class at James E. Potter Junior High School at about 9:30 a.m., before they said they were stung by an insect on their heads, arms, and legs, according to fire officials.

Two students were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries and swelling, fire officials said. One Epipen was used during the incident.

The students described the bugs as black and yellow, leading officials to believe they were either bees, hornets, or wasps of some type.

Fire officials said they haven't had an increase in swarms calls of any kind.

The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District has not issued a statement yet on the incident, but told 10News reporter Jennifer Delacruz they would issue one shortly.

10News' Jennifer Delacruz is at the scene and will have more on 10News at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.