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‘He still had bees on him,’ school nurse said of man stung over 100 times

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Aug 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-14 12:40:20-04

Chandler, AZ — A swarm of bees attacked a man in Chandler Thursday morning, stinging him more than 100 times.

But after the attack, Norman Knox did some quick thinking. He managed to drive himself to Basha High School for help, according to KPHO.

The school’s nurse pulled out at least 50 stingers and called 911.

“He still had bees on him,” says Lynn Clark, Basha High School nurse. “There were still bees on his back and his head. He still had a few bees. Scary.”

Clark says she did her best to get the bees off of Knox. And Knox did what he could, even pouring water over his head right there in the school lobby.

We’ve learned that Knox is a bit of an icon here in the Valley. He was born and raised in Chandler. He also earned his pilot’s license and worked as a farmer in Arizona and California. We’re told he even has a school named after him.

Knox was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Gilbert. He is expected to make a full recovery.