Girl bitten by snake inside Chowan Middle School

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CHOWAN, N.C. (WAVY) – A middle school student was bitten by a snake inside her school Friday.

An Edenton-Chowan Schools spokesperson confirmed that the student found the snake in a hallway at Chowan Middle School Friday and picked it up by the tail. The snake bit her on the finger. She dropped the snake, then decided to pick it up again and was bitten a second time, on her hand.

The school called the student’s parent and contacted 911.

The child went to the hospital to get checked out, where they confirmed the snake was not venemous. The school believes it was a garter snake.

School personnel removed the snake from the building. The maintenance department also had the school inspected and treated on Saturday.

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