Rattlesnake clears Seadrift pre-K classroom
Oct. 11, 2017 at 10:12 p.m.
Updated Oct. 12, 2017 at 4:20 p.m.
Students in a Seadrift School prekindergarten classroom were evacuated Wednesday after a 15-inch rattlesnake was discovered in the room.
The snake, which was found about 2:40 p.m., was removed immediately and there were no injuries, according to a school district news release.
School officials are investigating how the snake got in, said Calhoun County school district Superintendent James Cowley.
"We are not finding anything obvious, but we are doing over-precaution," Cowley said.
Officials searched the classroom and the rest of the campus to confirm the facility was safe and clear.
Snake repellant material was applied to the building perimeter.
For additional prevention, outside weep holes and openings are being reinforced to prevent further intrusion, he said.
The district's top priority is the safety and security of our students, staff and community, Cowley said.