Deer Shows Up for an Alabama Elementary School Breakfast

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala., Nov. 19 (UPI) — Administrators at an Alabama elementary school said a deer crashed through a plate glass window and joined students in the cafeteria during breakfast.

Principal Romona Robinson of West Elementary School in Russellville said as a small group of children ate breakfast in the cafeteria Wednesday morning a small doe “plowed right into the back glass window” and crashed into the room, the Florence (Ala.) Times Daily reported Thursday.

Robinson said lunchroom workers and teachers used tables to corral the deer and keep it away from the awestruck students.

“The deer only got into the room a few feet before we were able to get her somewhat contained,” Robinson said. “I grabbed two brooms and used them to guide her back outside before she could run loose through the cafeteria.”

She said a teacher called her husband to take the deer to his farm.

The principal said the real trouble was cleaning up after the deer.

“We did a lot of deep cleaning. We could smell Clorox all day long,” she said. “We Cloroxed everything — tables, walls, floors, sidewalks — you name it, we Cloroxed it.”

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