Fishy Weather: Oroville Elementary School Hit with Unexpected Downpour

There was something fishy about the weather this week at an Oroville elementary school.

Stanford Elementary received a downpour… of fish!

NBC-affiliate Action News Now reports the campus was hit Tuesday with the weather phenomenon. School officials tell the Chico station the school was covered in tiny fish as a storm cloud passed over the campus.

Many on campus thought the incident was part of a prank.

That theory went out the window when they saw it rain fish with their own eyes, the school's librarian, Rachael Thompson, told Action News Now.

Officials believe it’s possible a water spout formed above a nearby small body of water, sucked up the fish, and then carried them to the school.

However, as of now, there is no official explanation.

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