- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) - A teacher at Fountain Hills Middle School is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake.

Authorities say the noticed a baby rattlesnake near the school’s cafeteria about 7:30 a.m. Monday.

She attempted to shoo away the snake, but was bitten on the hand.

Fire Department paramedics transported the teacher to a Scottsdale hospital, where doctors treated her with anti-venom.

Her name hasn’t been released, but school officials say she is expected to fully recover.



The school administration will review emergency response protocols with all staff and students.

Phoenix TV station KPHO reports that someone from the school freed the rattlesnake back into the desert after the biting incident.

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