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Old November 1st, 2008 #42
Alex Linder
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Alex Linder

[Another good reason to keep your kids out of public schools.]

BIG SANDY — Two high school students bitten by a venomous snake in class are recovering at an East Texas hospital.

School officials in Big Sandy said the students were bitten by a cottonmouth water moccasin their teacher had misidentified as non-venomous.

School Superintendent Scott Beene said students have been encouraged to bring in wild animals to be identified.

While the teacher was leading the class in another science lab experiment, the two students were handling what they thought was a rat snake. The snake began fighting with another and they were bitten.

The students were taken to the school nurse and then driven to a Tyler hospital. Their conditions were not revealed.