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Buck crashes in the classroom at Westside Elementary |  New


SPRINGFIELD, TN (WSMV) – A new student surprised everyone at a Robertson County elementary school on Tuesday morning, except it wasn’t a person – it was a deer.

The Big Dollar crashed through an emergency exit at Westside Elementary School, locking itself in a classroom overnight. Kaleb Stratton, a game ranger with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, was able to escort the male into the wild.









“It’s not what I expected when I walked in,” Stratton said. “Once I found out it was money and saw it in the classroom, I said, ‘This is going to be hard. “”

Stratton says it’s mating season for the deer right now, so the buck was probably chasing a doe when she broke into the school. He might also have seen his reflection in the glass and thought it was another dollar.






Buck crashes in the classroom at Westside Elementary |  New




“[Deer] are just going crazy [right now] and it’s not just in Robertson County, it’s all over the state of Tennessee, ”Stratton said.

The dollar that burst into Westside knocked over a few tables and chairs but was not injured. School administrators made sure all students were safe inside before Stratton brought the deer outside where he returned to the wild.

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