A deer had to be put down after it injured itself jumping through the window of a Massachusetts high school.
Photo: MabelAmber/Pixabay
Photo: MabelAmber/Pixabay

Deer smashes through window at Massachusetts high school

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“So, we were taking our AP physics exam and all of a sudden right when we get out we heard some sort of like, chaos," said Liva Duro, a student at Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester. 

Chaos Duro, unable to use her phone until her exam was done, was among several students to record startling videos of the deer smashing its way through the glass window at the high school before running through the main office.

"You can kind of see the windows up there, they are really small, so you would never think a big deer, a big deer like that, would jump into it," Chas Duro said.

As some students laughed in the videos, it was a serious matter to those in the office, who were stunned.

Police said the deer broke two of its legs. Animal control brought the severely injured animal outside, and say they had no choice but to put it down.

"I heard it broke its leg as it jumped through the window and there was blood everywhere," Chas Duro said.

A mess still there in the front hallway late Friday afternoon, prompting the school to bring in a professional cleanup crew to sanitize the area. After school activities, were canceled.

The superintendent's office said weekend activities will continue as scheduled.

A spokesman with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife said, "This was a very rare and tragic situation where a deer was in the wrong place at the wrong time."

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