Bearded dragon found in backpack; child didn't want to leave 'Jango' home alone

FILE PHOTO: Teachers got a surprise when a student didn't want her pet bearded dragon to feel lonely at home.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The last thing a teacher would expect to find in a student’s backpack is a dragon … a bearded one, that is.

A Florida middle school student didn't want her bearded dragon, Jango, to be sad and home alone, so she brought it to school, according to a Bay County District Schools Facebook post.

“Parents, please check those backpacks in the AM!” the post said.

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School officials said they found the stowaway in the backpack and put it in a courier box filled with a pillow and a blanket until the child's parents could pick up Jango.

"Parents, we love pets just as much as anyone, but a backpack is not a good place for a bearded dragon to spend the day," the post said.

Jango was safely taken home.

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Posted by Bay District Schools on Monday, September 9, 2019