Deer breaks into Tennessee classroom

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. — An unlikely visitor made its way into Westside Elementary in Springfield, Tennessee: a whitetail buck.

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Photos and videos posted on Facebook show the animal in the elementary school.

Surprise student at Westside Elementary in Springfield this morning. Officer Kaleb Stratton was called to the school to...

Posted by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The deer smashed its way into the building through an emergency exit and then locked itself inside a classroom overnight, WSMV reported.

An officer with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency came to the school and was able to lead the buck back outside, WRCB reported.

The deer was blamed for overturning some tables and chairs but did not cause any major damage. The buck was not injured.

The officer who removed the buck told WSMV that because it is mating season, the buck was probably chasing a doe when it broke into the school.

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