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.