Teachers, children stung by western Pa. bee swarm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two teachers and a dozen students have been stung by a swarm of bees during recess at a summer camp program run by the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Students and teachers were outside at recess on Tuesday when the swarm attacked them at the Carmalt Academy of Science and Technology. About 600 students are attending the district’s Summer Dreamers camp.

City paramedics say none of the stings prompted allergic reactions or were serious enough to require hospitalization. School district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says some children were stung more than once.

Pittsburgh beekeeping expert Steve Repasky says the culprits were likely yellow jacket wasps.

Maintenance crews are determining whether a hive in the area needs to be removed.

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