Lightning Strikes Teacher During Snowstorm

Lightning Strikes Teacher During Snowstorm
A man walks in snow in a file photo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A middle school teacher in southern New Jersey has been struck by lightning during a snowstorm sweeping up the East Coast.

Capt. Todd Malland of the Manchester Township police department says the woman was holding an umbrella while on bus duty outside the Manchester Middle School around 2:30 p.m. when the strike occurred.

Malland says the woman felt tingling but didn’t lose consciousness and wasn’t knocked to the ground. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A second woman who had been standing underneath the umbrella but not holding it escaped injury.

The second major snowstorm to slam the Northeast in a week is producing reports of flashes of lightning and booming thunder.


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