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Deer breaks into Blackhawk Middle School classroom

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Two Blackhawk Middle School teachers had quite the scare when an uninvited guest came crashing through a window Tuesday morning.

A deer jumped through a classroom window just after 8 a.m. at the school off of State Boulevard.

Two teachers were inside at the time. No students were present. The teachers were shaken up a bit, but they weren't hurt.

Animal Care and Control and police showed up to help the deer get out.

The young buck broke through the top window, and police broke out the glass along the bottom part of the window to give him more room to escape.

Crews kept the deer inside the classroom for about a half-hour until they could coax it back out the window.

"This is a new one," Fort Wayne Community Schools Public Information Officer Krista Stockman said

"I think everybody is just like, this is 2020, so why wouldn't this happen?"

The deer left a blood trail and a shattering of glass around the classroom, so the teachers are moving to a different room for the day.

The school is now working on making repairs to the window and cleaning up the mess.

An ABC21 photographer caught the deer hopping out of the classroom, bounding away from the building.

He seemed to be doing OK besides a bloodied leg.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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