Deer smashes through classroom window
MASON, Ohio (NBC) -- Oh, deer!
Look who showed up for class at King’s 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,” said Poggi - while Poggi and two high school students were inside.
“Back hooves hit here and body hit edge of desk on this side so it completely missed me,” said Poggi.
But the big guy hung around for awhile, clearly hurt, limping around the classroom, knocking over desks.
Luckily 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 plexi-glass window, it was stuck.
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,” said a student.
The students videoed the deer roaming around, then Goldie loading the tranquilizer gun, and helping to calm the buck down, to protect King’s students.
Goldie said during breeding season, bucks sometimes do crazy things.
“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,” said Goldie.
Probably no one more than Mr. Poggi - who never planned on this type of show and tell.
Unfortunately, authorities said the deer had broken its leg and died soon after.