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May 20, 2009

Police: Teen used snake as jump rope

Pittsburgh police said a 17-year-old faces theft and animal cruelty charges for allegedly using a snake from his school's biology room as a jump rope.

Authorities said the student stole the snake Monday from Allderdice High School and was later seen using the reptile as a jump rope, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, reported Wednesday.

The teenager will be charged in juvenile court, police said.

The snake survived the experience and is being examined by a veterinarian.