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(CBS 46 Atlanta)   Worst teacher of the year award: Student bitten by brown recluse spider that teacher brought to school show-and-tell   (cbsatlanta.com) divider line 170
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2012-08-24 08:09:45 PM
NO NO NO NO NO.
 
2012-08-24 08:45:38 PM
"The doctor (said) it's a fifty-fifty chance that she will pull through and a fifty-fifty chance she won't," Jones said.

F*cking 50/50 chances, how do they work?


wgcl.images.worldnow.com

I hope they have more evidence of the bite, because I can't see shiat in those pictures.
 
2012-08-24 08:53:36 PM
"The doctor (said) it's a fifty-fifty chance that she will pull through and a fifty-fifty chance she won't," Jones said.

Good to see geniuses continue to be present in the medical field.
 
2012-08-24 09:05:36 PM
What is this? Show and tell and touch?
 
2012-08-24 09:05:55 PM
Having had a bite on my leg I can say these are no fun. I spent a couple days in the hospital and have a scar resembling a bullet hole on my thigh.
 
2012-08-24 09:20:11 PM
i.imgur.com

One huge farking spider, how come I've always considered it pretty small?
 
2012-08-24 09:23:27 PM

RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 850x344]

One huge farking spider, how come I've always considered it pretty small?


roberthood.net

PACKERS WON THE SUPER BOWL!
 
2012-08-24 09:38:44 PM
OK, how in the blue hell do you manage to get bit on the side of the head by a spider? I don't recall that recluses do that "rappel down from a single thread of silk" thing, so getting bit the Spider-man way is unlikely. I bet some other kid picked it up on a folder and flicked it at her, and as she was batting at it and screaming it bit her.

Oh, and:

Jones said she wants the teacher and the Fulton County School District to stop sweeping what happened to her child under the rug.

Y'know, actually, that would probably work. Rugs are heavy enough.
 
2012-08-24 10:07:21 PM
"The doctor (said) it's a fifty-fifty chance that she will pull through and a fifty-fifty chance she won't," Jones said.

I was told there would be no math.
 
2012-08-24 10:08:04 PM

CavalierEternal: RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 850x344]

One huge farking spider, how come I've always considered it pretty small?

[roberthood.net image 345x297]

PACKERS WON THE SUPER BOWL!


Woooo!
 
2012-08-24 10:23:41 PM
Heh.
 
2012-08-24 10:26:13 PM

Indubitably: Heh.


This is demo-gone-wrong, exemplar.

She shouldn't die, you scaredy-cats, just necrosis.

Hee!

;)
 
2012-08-24 10:26:31 PM
Do yourself a favor and DON'T do a GIS for brown recluse bite

just don't
 
2012-08-24 10:27:20 PM
They're a lot less dangerous that media makes them out to be. Most of the "brown recluse bites" that get reported...aren't.
 
2012-08-24 10:27:32 PM
I'm taking whatever side that mom isn't on. So, the spider's, I guess.
 
2012-08-24 10:29:02 PM
While Jones' daughter survived the bite, she now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Spider Disorder.

FTFY
 
2012-08-24 10:31:45 PM
So, uhm. Brown recluse bites cause necrotic tissue that has to be excised. Unless there's a giant hunk of flesh missing and a huge scar, somebody is lying.
 
2012-08-24 10:33:35 PM

andersoncouncil42: brown recluse bite


Looks anyway
/Oh MY GAWD
 
2012-08-24 10:35:09 PM
I was bit by one in Texas. I don't know why, but I poured ammonia on the wound immediately. It worked. I have just a slight scar.
 
2012-08-24 10:36:55 PM
I have a nice crater in my leg from a bite from one of those.
 
2012-08-24 10:37:25 PM

CavalierEternal: RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 850x344]

One huge farking spider, how come I've always considered it pretty small?

[roberthood.net image 345x297]

PACKERS WON THE SUPER BOWL!


img17.imageshack.us

PACKERS!
 
2012-08-24 10:37:30 PM
My reaction is too large for Fark, but SFW. If spiders are okay with your work.
 
2012-08-24 10:39:02 PM
Okay, I want more details. The teacher brought it for show and tell. I'm guesting she didn't bring it in her hand, it had to be in something, like a jar. So how did it end up on the side of the girl's face? Something doesn't make sense.
 
2012-08-24 10:39:12 PM
But the teacher didn't sleep with the student. Can't we focus on the positive?
 
2012-08-24 10:39:43 PM
How the hell did it even happen?

"Hey kids...look what I brought to show you all! There's a very poisonous spider in this jar....let's take it out! Here...let it crawl on your face."
 
2012-08-24 10:41:14 PM

the_wanderer: So, uhm. Brown recluse bites cause necrotic tissue that has to be excised. Unless there's a giant hunk of flesh missing and a huge scar, somebody is lying.


Not in all cases from what I've read.
 
2012-08-24 10:41:18 PM
Two years ago? This whole article reads like they just dug this from their archives and reposted it.
\Old news is exciting?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-08-24 10:41:20 PM
Good grief! What the hell is IN that spiders bite?
 
2012-08-24 10:41:37 PM

andersoncouncil42: Do yourself a favor and DON'T do a GIS for brown recluse bite

just don't


Jeez, I should listen more...

OTOH, I did find this item on them, and it's pretty informative.

Link
 
2012-08-24 10:42:22 PM

gja: Good grief! What the hell is IN that spiders bite?


Toxin, man, toxin...
 
2012-08-24 10:43:15 PM
Found this little baby at work last summer.
i70.photobucket.com
/No really. If you look closely it's abdomen is covered in babies.
 
2012-08-24 10:43:50 PM
I think the real WTF moment here is the district pointing out that they don't have a policy prohibiting teachers from bringing poisonous animals into the classroom. Uhh.. what kind of district *does* have such a policy? And how exactly would that make it okay for a teacher to deny medical attention to a child bitten by a poisonous spider?
 
2012-08-24 10:44:03 PM
I live in fear of Brown Recluse Spiders. I have tape traps under my bed. I have traps in my closet. Not a single article of clothing I wear ever hits the floor. There is no unclear corner on any wall.
I am ready. Come at me bro.

I once GISed brown recluse spider bites. That was enough.
 
2012-08-24 10:44:15 PM
My apartment is full of brown recluse. It freaks me out late at night when they come out from hiding to hunt. My land lady wants me to catch them and release them outside. Nope, its the shoe each and every time. They are dangerous pests that need to take a cue from the black widow and stay hidden away from humans as much as possible.
 
2012-08-24 10:44:40 PM

the_wanderer: So, uhm. Brown recluse bites cause necrotic tissue that has to be excised. Unless there's a giant hunk of flesh missing and a huge scar, somebody is lying.


Not true. Most Brown Recluse bites result in nothing more than an itchy spot. Only a small amount of bites result in necrosis.
 
2012-08-24 10:45:46 PM
I let them live.
 
2012-08-24 10:47:19 PM

Indubitably: I let them live.


P.S. And I used to kill them...I've learned better. You might too.
 
2012-08-24 10:47:28 PM
Maybe it is just me, you can[t really exist without spiders within 10M of space.
 
2012-08-24 10:47:57 PM

Dr. Quasius: the_wanderer: So, uhm. Brown recluse bites cause necrotic tissue that has to be excised. Unless there's a giant hunk of flesh missing and a huge scar, somebody is lying.

Not true. Most Brown Recluse bites result in nothing more than an itchy spot. Only a small amount of bites result in necrosis.


Thanks for answering the question before I asked it.

I got into a lot of basements, attics, crawl spaces, and other places those little guys like to hang out. I have had to have been bitten before, probably more than once. I guess the severe reactions are some sort of an allergic reaction to the toxin.
 
2012-08-24 10:48:09 PM
"Diandra Jones told CBS Atlanta News that her child fell victim to the spider two years ago at Brookview Elementary School. That spider was a brown recluse. "

No no. The article isn't two years old. The mother is complaining that this happened TWO YEARS AGO, and is now trying to bring it to attention.

I don't expect quick, calculated responses from someone named "Diandra" though.
 
2012-08-24 10:48:38 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: I live in fear of Brown Recluse Spiders. I have tape traps under my bed. I have traps in my closet. Not a single article of clothing I wear ever hits the floor. There is no unclear corner on any wall.
I am ready. Come at me bro.

I once GISed brown recluse spider bites. That was enough.


Caught anything?
 
2012-08-24 10:48:48 PM
say hello to my little friend
 
2012-08-24 10:49:25 PM

Wolf892: My apartment is full of brown recluse. It freaks me out late at night when they come out from hiding to hunt. My land lady wants me to catch them and release them outside. Nope, its the shoe each and every time. They are dangerous pests that need to take a cue from the black widow and stay hidden away from humans as much as possible.


I grew up in LA and I saw many black widows of the years in the (separate) garage in the tar paper next to the 2x4 framing. Never saw them anywhere else and they never moved. Really a beautiful animal and I am not terribly scared of it.

I am scared of scorpions though....
 
2012-08-24 10:49:29 PM

MayoSlather: Having had a bite on my leg I can say these are no fun. I spent a couple days in the hospital and have a scar resembling a bullet hole on my thigh.


One of my coworkers was bitten two years ago and he's missing a good part of his arm because of it, even after he went to emergency room once he realized something was very wrong. The venom kills every cell it comes in contact with, so he has a huge divot in his forearm where it just ate away at all his tissue and muscle. Scary as fark.
 
2012-08-24 10:49:47 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Lt. Cheese Weasel: I live in fear of Brown Recluse Spiders. I have tape traps under my bed. I have traps in my closet. Not a single article of clothing I wear ever hits the floor. There is no unclear corner on any wall.
I am ready. Come at me bro.

I once GISed brown recluse spider bites. That was enough.

Caught anything?


Some wolf spiders and a roach.
 
2012-08-24 10:50:20 PM

fusillade762: "The doctor (said) it's a fifty-fifty chance that she will pull through and a fifty-fifty chance she won't," Jones said.

F*cking 50/50 chances, how do they work?




I hope they have more evidence of the bite, because I can't see shiat in those pictures.


50/50 chance that she dies and a 50/50 chance that she goes to Disney World.

I like those odds.
 
2012-08-24 10:51:50 PM

Indubitably: gja: Good grief! What the hell is IN that spiders bite?

Toxin, man, toxin...


Now pay attention because
*puffs cigarette*
This pertains to you.
The brown recluse bears a potentially deadly hemotoxic venom. Most bites are minor with no necrosis. However, a small number of brown recluse bites do produce severe dermonecrotic lesions (i.e. necrosis); an even smaller number produce severe cutaneous (skin) or viscerocutaneous (systemic) symptoms. In one study of clinically-diagnosed brown recluse bites, skin necrosis occurred 37% of the time, while systemic illness occurred 14% of the time.[15] In these cases, the bites produced a range of symptoms common to many members of the Loxosceles genus known as loxoscelism, which may be cutaneous and viscerocutaneous. In very rare cases, bites can even cause hemolysis-the bursting of red blood cells.[16]

49% of brown recluse bites do not result in necrosis or systemic effects. When both types of loxoscelism do result, systemic effects may occur before necrosis, as the venom spreads throughout the body in minutes. Children, the elderly, and the debilitatingly ill may be more susceptible to systemic loxoscelism. The systemic symptoms most commonly experienced include nausea, vomiting, fever, rashes, and muscle and joint pain. Rarely, such bites can result in hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, organ damage, and even death.[17] Most fatalities are in children under the age of seven[18] or those with a weak immune system.

Gargantuan. One rarely gets a chance to use that in a sentence.
 
2012-08-24 10:52:04 PM
For the record you guys need a power vacuum.
 
2012-08-24 10:52:12 PM

maxpower007: Found this little baby at work last summer.
[i70.photobucket.com image 640x480]
/No really. If you look closely it's abdomen is covered in babies.


Thanks for that.
 
MrT
2012-08-24 10:52:31 PM
There are some very large parts of this story that are being left out.
 
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