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Student Whips Out Snake

Plays With It

5/20/2009 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0520_jumprope_snake_ap_getty-1It's hilarious in theory, but when a student actually grabbed a snake from his biology class and tried to use it as a jump rope... the cops weren't laughing. 

Pittsburgh police claim some dumbass 17-year-old took a living, breathing snake out of his biology class Monday and tried to play some double dutch with it.

Fortunately, the snake survived and is currently being examined by a vet. As for the kid -- cops say he'll be charged with theft and cruelty to animals.

Still, one completely inappropriate question remains -- how many revolutions did he get before he got caught?

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