CAUGHT ON TAPE: Deer Makes Smashing Entrance into Ohio School
MASON, Ohio (CNN) — A surprise guest at an Ohio school on Monday as a deer came crashing through the window of a classroom and school employees had to get creative to get him out.
Oh, deer! Look who showed up for class today at Kings Junior High.
The 10-point buck made an entrance 8th grade teacher Erik Poggi will never forget. “It jumped up and ran through this window,” Poggi recalls.
While Poggi and 2 high school students were inside.
“Back hooves hit here and body hit edge of desk on this side, so it completely missed me,” Poggi adds.
But the big guy hung around for awhile, clearly hurt, limping around the classroom, knocking over desks.
“Luckily with the classroom it broke into, it wasn’t able to break out of. It was concrete block walls and brick. Once it got in through the plexiglass window, it was stuck,” says Deerfield Township Battalion Chief Doug Wehmeyer.
The three in the classroom made it out safely, while history teacher, Dustin Goldie, came to the rescue. He’s also a deer farmer, so he called his mother to bring his tranquilizers.
Student broadcasters documented it all on video.
“We saw deer walking around in there and windows were shattered. It was crazy,” says student Nick Montag.
Then Goldie loading the tranquilizer gun and helping to calm the buck down to protect King’s students.
Goldie says during breeding season, bucks sometimes do crazy things.
Goldie notes, “In my opinion, he was probably running around. He saw his reflection in the window and thought it was another buck and tried to attack it and crash through the window and scared a lot of people.”
Probably no one more than Poggi, who never planned on this type of show and tell.