UPDATED: Three Taken to Hospital After Bees Attack

UPDATED, 10 a.m.: Thirty-two Quince Orchard High School students were evaluated at the school after a swarm of angry bees attacked them Thursday morning. Three were taken to a hospital.

Original post:

The beehive was not on school property. One student, one of a group walking to the school, reportedly kicked over a beehive on his way to school.

The school is in the 15800 block of Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg. The bee attack took place shortly after 8 a.m., according to Pete Piringer, spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.

About 30 students were evaluated at the school, according to a tweet from Piringer.

Piringer also said rescue crews were looking for the hive.

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