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11 Children Stung at Fallbrook Middle School

The children did not disturb the nest, a spokesman said.

Two children were taken to the hospital Thursday morning after bees stung nearly a dozen students at a Fallbrook middle school, authorities confirmed. 

The attack happened at approximately 9:30 a.m. at Potter Jr. High, located in the 1700 block of Reche Road.  

North County Fire Spokesman John Buchanan said 11 children in total were stung on their head, legs and arms. 

Jose Luis Perez, the parent of an 8th grader at the school, told NBC 7, he first thought the kids had disturbed a nest and would talk to his son to see what happened. 

"It’s kind of scary too, for my kids, you know," Perez said.

But Buchanan said the children did not disturb the nest.

Two children were taken to a local hospital, and the remaining nine were released back to school officials, Buchanan said.

NBC 7 reached out to the school principal and was referred to the district's office. As of Thursday evening, we have not heard back.

No further information is available. 

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