Snake Escape Prompts Volusia County School Evacuation

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CBS Orlando Web Copy
April 28, 2014

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - An elementary school evacuation is over in Volusia County after a ball python escaped in the school, according to school officials.

Volusia County school officials say the 2-foot ball python, named Brownie, escaped at Citrus Grove Elementary in DeLand after the family pet was brought in by a third grade teacher for a reptile lesson.

Officials said bringing in reptiles up to 4 feet is allowed by school policy.

The snake, which is non-venomous and deemed not dangerous to students, is being searched for by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials and has not yet been located.

The building was evacuated temporarily as part of the search.

No other details were immediately available.

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