MERCER COUNTY, Pa. - Teachers are seeing double at Jamestown Elementary school. 13 of the 40 kindergarten students are multiples; 5 sets of twins and 1 set of triplets.
Teacher Judy Christen said she’s had twins in class before, but never as many as this year.
Kindergarten teacher Samantha Faler says it is a little tricky at times.
“I start everyday by finding out how I'm going to tell them apart for that day,” said Faler.
Fortunately for the teaching staff, there’s a mix of identical and fraternal siblings.
WPXI’s Gordon Loesch checked with national sources and you have a 3 percent chance of being a twin - but in this class, more than 30 percent of them are twins.
According to the Guinness book of world records, there are 3 schools tied with the most twins in a class, 16 sets of twins in each school. But those are schools with hundreds of students. This is a much smaller group. So these kids are in a class of their own.
Jamestown kindergarten class boasts 5 sets of twins, 1 set of triplets
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