Randy Buck Breaks Into Primary School And Wrecks Classroom After Chasing Female Deer
This is the moment a wildlife officer encounters a buck with an antler missing after it broke into a Tennessee primary school and spent the night wrecking a classroom.
The incident took place at the Westside Elementary School in the city of Springfield in Robertson County in the US state of Tennessee on 23rd November.
The footage shows a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officer, named as Kaleb Stratton, encountering the buck in the classroom.
Stratton says: “So, how’s everybody else’s morning going today? This guy has had a rough one!”
He then pans around the wrecked classroom before laughing and focussing on the calm deer, which apparently has an antler missing, possibly after fighting a rival for a love interest during mating season.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) shared the images on social media with the message: “Surprise student at Westside Elementary in Springfield this morning!
“Officer Kaleb Stratton was called to the school to remove the individual, who had apparently broken his way in through an emergency exit.”
“The 2.5/3.5-year-old whitetail buck was in good spirits and allowed Officer Stratton to lead him to an exit. Today teachers are teaching the 4 R’s at Westside. Reading, Righting, Rithmetic, and Rut!”
The animal reportedly broke into the school and spent the night in the classroom before Officer Stratton was able to release it back into the wild.
The deer overturned tables and chairs, but was uninjured in the incident.
Officer Stratton said “It’s not what I expected when I walked in”, adding that he thought ‘this is going to be hard’ when he saw it standing in the classroom.
He explained that it is mating season now and the buck was probably chasing a female when it broke into the school. He also said that it may have seen itself reflected in the window and thought it was another deer.
Officer Stratton added: “Deer running crazy (during mating season) and it’s not just in Robertson County, but all over the state of Tennessee.”
School officials said the students were allowed back inside after Officer Stratton had taken the deer outside ahead of releasing it in the wild.