Manchester, N.J. teacher struck by lightning outside school

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A teacher is recovering after getting struck by lightning outside an Ocean County school during nor’easter conditions Wednesday afternoon, authorities say.

NBC10 reported that the woman was on bus duty outside Manchester Township Middle School around 2:30 p.m. when she was struck.

Authorities have not identified the teacher, who is currently in stable condition at an area hospital.

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department had warned residents via text at 2:38 p.m. to shelter in place due to numerous lighting strikes in the area associated with thundersnow.

JSHN contributors reported lightning strikes throughout the Monmouth and Ocean county area amid the nor’easter impacting the area.