Daily American Republic
A Poplar Bluff first grade teacher raised the bar for educator tenacity last week after being bitten by a copperhead at the school. She returned to class the next morning to teach a lesson on snake safety. Katelyn Campa was working late Wednesday evening when she walked out of a back door to meet a friend who was bringing her some supplies. When she opened the door the snake bit her on the toe. Her friend had an arrow in his vehicle and used it to move the copperhead from the scene. They did not kill the snake. Campa was taken to the emergency room and kept for observation but released the same night. Apparently the snake got only one fang in her toe, which may have saved her from additional pain and illness. Not wanting to let an opportunity go to waste, Campa began the next day with a lesson on snakes and snake safety.