ORANGE CITY, Fla. – A student was bitten by a coral snake in Orange City on Wednesday, according to the Volusia County School District.
School officials said that the 19-year-old senior at University High School was taken to a hospital shortly after being bitten.
A school employee told News 6 that the student was standing near the front of campus, after students were dismissed on their early release schedule.
The district said there was already a deputy at the scene when the incident occurred and the snake was killed.
Officials have not described the condition of the student who was bitten.