More than 40 students stung by yellow jackets at Rockingham Co. elementary school

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MADISON, N.C. -- More than 40 students  and three staff members were stung by yellow jackets at a Rockingham County elementary school.

Multiple ambulances responded to Huntsville Elementary School, located at 2020 Sardis Church Road, in reference to yellow jacket stings.

First-graders were practicing a lockdown drill near the woods when 42 students were stung after encountering a yellow jacket nest.

One teacher was stung about nine times. She is allergic and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. She was released Thursday evening and is at home resting. No students were transported.

Terminix was called and will locate and remove the nest in the morning.

Toby Roberts was stung at Huntsville Elementary.
Toby Roberts was stung at Huntsville Elementary.

 

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