Paramedics are treating a boy for a reported snake bite in Calliope. (AAP Image/Richard Walker)
Paramedics are treating a boy for a reported snake bite in Calliope. (AAP Image/Richard Walker)

School to ban children from garden after reported snake bite

Update 5.15pm: 

The Department of Education has confirmed it is aware of an incident at Calliope State School today.

A department spokeswoman said a student reported they had been bitten by a small reptile in the school garden after picking it up off the ground.

"The school immediately contacted the Queensland Ambulance Service which transported the student to hospital as a precaution," she said. 

"Students will not be allowed in the garden area where the animal was last seen until confirmation of the type of animal is obtained.

"Parents will be informed of the incident through a letter this afternoon."

A boy was taken to Gladstone Hospital in a stable condition after the incident at 11.35am today. 

Update 1pm: 

A QUEENSLAND Ambulance Spokesman has confirmed a boy has been taken to Gladstone Hospital after a reported snake bite in Calliope this afternoon. 

The spokesman said the boy was transported as a precaution in a stable condition. 

Initial: 

PARAMEDICS are on scene in Calliope treating a boy for a reported snakebite.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said QAS paramedics were called to Stirrat St at 11.35am.

It is understood the incident occurred at the Calliope State School.

More to come.



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