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Dozens of students were stung by a giant swarm of angry bees Tuesday at Palmdale High School, sending at least 50 kids to hospitals for evaluation and prompting a partial evacuation of the campus, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.

Officials said someone accidentally disturbed a hive that unleashed the furious insects.

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 stung was not immediately available.

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 accidentally disturbed.

There was no word about efforts to find and remove the hive.

— Staff and wire reports

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