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Monday, October 24, 2005
Breaking News Girl Bitten by Copperhead Is Fine A 14-year-old student at St. Pius X High School is no danger of losing her arm, Early Word just learned. The Rev. Joseph Bongard, the principal, called to say the girl was actually released to her parents on Saturday morning. Unaware of this fact, TV, radio and newspaper reports today expressed concern about her condition. The girl, whose identity is not being released, was bitten Friday by a venomous copperhead brought to school by another student. The school and Lower Pottsgrove police are still investigating, so it's premature to talk of any actions that might be taken, Bongard said. He's hopeful she'll be back in school in the next day or two. Read more about the incident.