Clenching a Constrictor

After begging Biology teacher Anthony Piccinni for the first week of school, sophomores Ally Guccione and Caroline Gibbs get the chance to hold Piccinni’s python. The snake couldn’t come out during the first week of school because Piccinni had already fed it for the month, which was known to make the snake aggressive. “I was [already] afraid of snakes, and I thought I would conquer my fear, but holding it made it worse,” Gibbs said.