Could this be a false widow spider on the school gates?

Could this be a false widow spider on the Dean Academy school gates? Credit: ITV News Westcountry

The Dean Academy in Gloucestershire was shut today due to an outbreak of false widow spiders.

ITV News Westcountry filmed this spider on the school gate, with a large, dark brown body it has a similar appearance to those identified as false widows.

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Spiders cause school closure

The Dean Academy in Gloucestershire will be closed all day today, following an outbreak of false widow spiders.