Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Snakes At A School

No, Nick (if you still read this blog), it's not Snakes On A Plane, but this real story is a little more believable:

School officials in Big Sandy said Tuesday the students were bitten by a cottonmouth snake their teacher had misidentified as non-venomous. They were taken to a hospital Monday when their hands began swelling...

Beene said the school district would revisit its policies about bringing animals on campus.

Either that, or make sure your teachers know what they're talking about.

5 comments:

allen (in Michigan) said...

> Either that, or make sure your teachers know what they're talking about.

You are a radical.

Darren said...

I've been called many things in my time, but radical usually isn't among them!

Scott McCall said...

what would you rather hear?

"your son was caught doing sexual acts with a teacher"

or

"your son might die after he was bitten by a poisonous snake, let's hope for the best"
(i know the kid might not die, but it proves a point of what our own education system is coming to, at least a small portion of it)

Ellen K said...

Hey, think back to all the inservices where they push that kids have be entertained, engaged. That kids have to have "hands on" experiences in order to excel in academic core classes. I know they push that kind of stuff until it drives us nuts. Any day now, our school will have these ten minute minitutoring sessions via the TV about math and science stuff. While it was sheer idiocy on the part of the teacher to bring a wild snake to class, it's a symptom of cash strapped districts and desperate teachers trying literally anything to get the TAKS monkey off of their backs. I hope the kids are okay.

Nick Lopez said...

Needs more Snakes on a Plane.