Also possibly sending a letter home to the parents advising of the types of animals being brought in assuring them that the animals are not a threat, non venomous and will be controlled by an experienced reptile handler might have helped too. Either way had the teacher properly informed the parents it may have been avoided. To just have a kid come home and say 'hey another student is going to bring in a bunch of snakes' I can see that setting off some parents. If it were me I would simply be asking what kind of snakes and can I come too, but we're herpers!!