A 14-year-old St. Pius X High School student might lose her right arm after she was bitten by a copperhead snake taken to school by another student, Lower Pottsgrove police said yesterday.
The girl, whose name was not released, was bitten Friday afternoon inside the gymnasium during a meeting of the drama club.
A 17-year-old boy, whom police did not identify, had taken the snake to school after capturing it in Valley Forge National Historical Park on Oct. 15, police said.
He took the snake from a box, and it bit the girl’s right middle finger, police said.
The girl who was bitten is home from the hospital and did not lose her arm, as was feared might happen.