APOLLO, Pa. (AP) – An unwanted intruder – a deer – is forcing a western Pennsylvania school district to take a second look at security at its high school.
Apollo-Ridge Superintendent Matt Curci tells the Valley News Dispatch that the deer ran “full speed” into the school’s magnetically closed lobby door, which caused it to open June 5.READ MORE: Federal Unemployment Benefits Ending Early In Many States
Curci says the deer had to hit the door “in the right spot with a lot of force” to make that happen – but says the incident on June 5 has given officials pause that the door might otherwise be forced open.READ MORE: Steelers Will Not Hold Training Camp At Saint Vincent College This Year
Nobody was hurt when the deer got into the school, although classes were still in session. A Kiski Township officer patrolling the school was able to direct the startled animal out another door.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 221 New Coronavirus Cases, 15 Additional Deaths