2012-02-02 / Local & State

Deer Crashes Into School, Knocks Over Student

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania boy got an up-close lesson in wildlife biology from a four-legged visitor without a hall pass.

Officials at Red Lion Area Junior High School say the eighth-grade student and a startled deer ended up on the ground after the animal rushed through the school’s main entrance around dismissal time Wednesday.

School principal Kevin Peters and a teacher were able to trap the deer in a foyer as other students got out of the way. The deer eventually crashed back out, apparently unhurt.

Peters says the student was taken to a hospital as a precaution but released later in the evening.

Superintendent Scott Deisley says another deer was caught on a surveillance camera ramming a door of the school in June. Class in session at the time.

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