Advertisement Hi, My name is Nicholas. I am grade 12 and from Hawaii. I am currently in the process of keep a centipede as a class pet. I TA for AP environmental science and AP Biology (class the centipede will be kept in). I have a few pedes, scolopendra subspinipes and morsitans. As you already know the general public hates centipedes. In fact, here we have extermination companies that specialize in killing them. My teacher and I both think it will be a great educational experience to keep a centipede in the class. The administration at my school is no problem (as long as the animal is secure). The other teachers in the building are the problem. Two of them so far have said they will file a complaint for keeping "poisonous" animals (haha funny I know). How do I go about defending my plan? I already have an enclosure set up with a combination lock to open it. I obviously know how to take care of centipedes. But they just keep insisting it shouldn't be allowed. There is so much you can learn... Evolution and how centipedes have legs that "bite" you. The melting and mating processes. How these beautiful creatures breathe through holes in their side. The possibilities seem endless to me. I don't know where I was really going with this, just wanted to share something I thought you guys would appreciate. I've been lurking here for a while and saw another post about an 11th grader and his story. Please feel free to tell me that it is a terrible idea or a great one.