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Student brings venomous snake to Nacogdoches High School

Source: KTRE Source: KTRE

According to the district's Facebook page, a student brought a snake that is believed to be venomous to Nacogdoches High School.

The post stated that staff and students reported this information to administrators and  district law enforcement was called in to handle the issue.

"District law enforcement worked with the Nacogdoches Fire Department to take possession of the snake," the post said. "Administrators were able to ensure the safety and security of the students and faculty."

The District stated the incident is under investigation and that the safety and security of our students and staff is their top priority.

NISD Police Chief Sandra Murray said the NHS principal said a student was found to have a snake in a water bottle. The student said he had skipped the first through third periods and spent some time in Maroney Park and found the snake and decided to put it in a water bottle.

A Nacogdoches Fire Department snake expert said the snake was a young copperhead.

The 15-year-old student is being disciplined for skipping school and bringing the snake on campus.

The snake was released back to the wild.

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