CMS: 10 children stung by yellow jackets at school

by: Scott Wickersham Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ten children were treated after being stung by yellow jackets Thursday afternoon at Selwyn Elementary School in Myers Park.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said the children were coming back from recess when a swarm of yellow jackets attached. Officials said they do not know if a child came in contact with a nest or what provoked the animals.

IMAGES: Students stung by bees at Selwyn Elementary

Part of the school was closed because yellow jackets got inside, CMS officials said. The children were moved to classrooms in the lower school.

One child had an allergic reaction and was allowed to go home with his mother, CMS said.

The other students were treated by Medic at the school.

CMS said parents with children who are allergic to stings can notify CMS and leave medication with the school that can be used quickly if something like this happens.

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