Oh Deer! My High School Science Teacher Was Right!
A deer, apparently frustrated that forest animals aren’t given the same educational opportunities as people, shocked students at an Indianapolis elementary school by jumping through a window to enter the building. A closed window.
The mid-afternoon incident, which sent glass flying everywhere as the deer continued to run down Hinkle Creek Elementary School’s main hallway, prompted officials to place the building on lockdown to ensure no one would be hurt by the seemingly crazed animal.
Much like its human counterparts, the deer clearly realized school isn’t as much fun as it expected. After taking a tour of the facility, it butted its head against the school’s main entrance, opening the door, and ran off into the woods, according to Principal Jack Lawrence.
OK, this is going to sound crazy, but this reminds me of a something that happened to me in high school. My freshman year of high school I had the most boring, monotone earth science teacher ever. I fell asleep constantly because he was awful to listen to. By the way, I barely passed his class… I’m sure you’re surprised. Anyway, he was the kind of guy who liked getting petrified dinosaur poop for his wedding anniversary… I’m not making this up… so in general he was a little weird and very dorky.
He had a bar of Ivory soap hanging by the windows of the classroom, and when we asked him why, he said it was to prevent a deer from jumping into the classroom (remember, I’m from CT so we have a heavy deer population…) We all thought he was absolutely crazy, but here I am, 24 years later thinking “Huh… that crazy guy wasn’t wrong.”