Pittsburgh police say a high school student is facing charges for using a biology class snake as a jump rope.
Police say the incident happened at Taylor Allderdice (ahl-DER'-dys) High School.
Police aren't identifying the 17-year-old suspect because he's being charged in juvenile court. The boy will be charged with theft and cruelty to animals.
The animal survived the ordeal and was being examined by a veterinarian.
Pittsburgh Public School officials on Tuesday were not immediately able to say what kind of snake it was.