An Ohio junior high school received an unexpected visitor yesterday when a buck crashed through the window into a classroom. According to WLWT, there was a teacher and two students still inside. Teacher Erik Poggi said the deer jumped through one of the classroom windows, shattered it, and then slammed into a desk. The three quickly made their way out and locked the buck in, leaving it to run aimlessly around.
In a fortunate turn of events, a teacher at the same school also happened to be a deer farmer. History teacher Dustin Goldie made a quick call to retrieve a tranquilizer gun, and shot the deer with a non-lethal dart from outside the classroom. The following video is a recording of Goldie taking the shot.
When asked why the deer decided to enter the school, Goldie said, “in my opinion he was probably running around, saw his reflection in the window, thought it was another buck, decided to attack it and crashed through the window.”
An 83-year-old Pittsburgh woman confronted a similar situation at her home last Saturday when a family of three deer broke through her window. When Dorothy Pantely saw the deer, she acted quickly to lock her and her dog in the bedroom, reports KDKA Pittsburg.
“My hands were shaking so bad I couldn’t even dial,” said Pantely as she recounts the event. Instead of dialing manually, she resorted to the the emergency lifeline she wears at all times. When police arrived, the two adult deer had already left, leaving behind a fawn huddled in the corner. Pantley described the fawn as crouching down and scared. After a short while it left through the front door, hopefully to rejoin its parents.
The deer caused some damage to the interior of Pantely’s house for which she hired a cleaning service.
Moral of the story: have stronger windows.