SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A number of 6th grade students were stung by bees while walking on a nature trail across from Memorial Middle school Friday afternoon.

The students encountered a nest in the ground and the bees swarmed, stinging nine of the students, some multiple times. Paramedics were called on site to assist with monitoring students' reactions.

Two students were transported to the hospital for additional treatment and observation. Emergency personnel stayed on site until every student was treated or released to parents.