Dozens of students were stung by a swarm of bees that descended Tuesday on Palmdale High School, sending at least 50 of them to hospitals for evaluation and prompting a partial evacuation of the campus, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.
Paramedics were sent to the campus in the 2100 block of East Avenue R about 12:10 p.m., a dispatcher said.
The total number of students who were stung was not immediately available.
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The dispatcher said there were no reports of anyone going into shock.
Firefighters used water hoses in an effort to disperse the bees, which apparently became agitated when a hive was inadvertertently disturbed.