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: 'Press Play PA' Campaign Seeks To Connect People In Allegheny, Westmoreland Counties With Drug Treatment, Recovery Options
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: Eagle Escapes From Pittsburgh's National Aviary, Whereabouts Currently Unknown
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: Steelers LB T.J. Watt Downgraded Due To Injury, Will Not Play Sunday Against Cincinnati Bengals