Oh, deer: Startled doe scrambles through school

Published 9:44 pm Thursday, November 30, 2017

ENTERPRISE (AP) — A deer darted through two hallways of a school, startling students as they were arriving for the day. People jumped out of the way and no one was injured.

Enterprise Middle School is in a rural, wooded area about 100 miles east of Jackson. Principal Marlon Brannan says it’s unusual to see deer on campus, but this doe was grazing on a playground.

He says the doe bloodied its nose by jumping and hitting a window three times; it then ran through an open door. Brannan says “that deer was moving full-throttle” as it scrambled down two tile hallways, going about 200 feet before sliding out another open door. It ran between two vehicles in the carpool line and escaped to the woods.

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