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Reptile ruckus: Three snakes find their way into Ludhiana govt school during recess

Cook spots snake in science lab at Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd and alerts students, staff; snake charmer finds and captures two more from lab and midday meal kitchen.

punjab Updated: Oct 05, 2017 16:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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The guard called a snake charmer for help after three snakes were spotted at a government school in Haibowal Khurd.(HT Photo)

Snakes slithered into the science laboratory and midday meal kitchen during recess, sending students and staff into panic mode at Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd, on Wednesday.

At last, three snakes were recovered from the compound. Initially, the cook spotted a snake in the laboratory and raised an alarm. Later, another was found in the kitchen where the midday meal is prepared for students.

“I was on leave when I was informed about the incident by the economics teacher; we called snake charmers to catch the reptiles. The snakes were spotted during break when students are out and about.”

The cook warned the teachers and students to remain in their classes while the security guard called a snake charmer. Two snakes were recovered from the lab and one from the kitchen.

Principal Harbhupinder Kaur said, “I was on leave today when I was informed about the incident by the economics teacher; we called snake charmers to catch the reptiles. The security guard has spotted snakes in the school during the summer vacation earlier and called snake charmers to catch them.”

The principal appreciated the presence of mind of the cook and the guard. Their quick thinking averted an untoward situation.

“The snakes were spotted during break when all the students are out and about. Luckily, the cook spotted it; the lab is set up at a considerable distance from the classrooms,” she added.

District education officer (DEO), secondary, Swaranjit Kaur said, “I am not aware of this incident and will confirm the details from the school principal.”

First Published: Oct 05, 2017 16:00 IST