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Something fishy happened this week at Stanford Avenue Elementary School in Oroville.
A typical Tuesday took a turn for the weird just before noon when the campus was suddenly covered in dead fish.
They were everywhere, all over the playground, in drinking fountains – and as one custodian discovered, even on the roof.
School officials aren’t sure if it was some kind of prank or if it really rained fish.
Thunderstorms and wind spouts can sometimes pick up small fish from a waterway and carry them elsewhere, sometimes far from waterways.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife believes the fish is a kind of carp and is not found in the nearby Feather River.
originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: seasonal
Very interesting...This is the town that had that can collapse recently...Now fish all over an elementary school. Hard to believe it was a prank pulled off by any kids young enough to have gone to that school within I'd say probably the last 10years...So who would that leave to suspect if it was a prank...And why?
originally posted by: FauxMulder
If it rained fish you'd think there would be a witness. Also wouldn't they splat?
As first reported Thursday by television station KHSL in Chico, on Tuesday evening a storm passed over Stanford Avenue Elementary in Oroville. In its wake, much of the school’s campus was left covered in tiny dead fish.