Florida Students Struck by Lightning
August 27, 2004
Four Orange County Florida students
were struck by lightning as they walked home from school during
The three girls and one boy had just exited a school bus on Hawthorne
Groves Boulevard near Good Homes Road when they were struck by lighting.
The children were seeking shelter from
the storm under a tree. Witnesses said one the children was holding
a metal umbrella moments before the lightning strike.
Witnesses said they saw a bright light
and then as many as six children fall to the ground
"One (child) was on the ground
and she was limp," witness William Lane said. "Another
one, her body was real, real tense like she was paralyzed."
The four students were transported
to a local hospital and treated for their injuries. One child remains
in critical condition. The others were treated and released.