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Deer found bleeding on school property in Elizabeth City

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Sep 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-23 14:30:33-04

Elizabeth City, N.C. – A deer was found bleeding from the mouth on the property of an Elizabeth City school, police tell NewsChannel 3.

On Monday, September 22, 2014 around 2:18 p.m., Elizabeth City Police Department officers were radio dispatched to Sheep Harney Elementary School in regards to a deer that ran into the building’s front entrance lobby area, while the school was occupied with students.

Upon arrival, Sergeant Franks, Officers Deluca, Jackson and Edmond, located the deer trapped inside the front entrance door area. The animal was hemorrhaging from the mouth and appeared to be hopping around trying to escape, officials say. The front glass door of the school was broken.

Police say there were no injuries reported in this incident.

Officers on scene quickly assisted with student evacuation and the deer was forced back to freedom by exiting the front door, police say. The animal then disappeared from the school onto Elizabeth Street.

“The deer was warned, but not cited for trespassing and failure to register his entrance with the school’s administration,” says the Elizabeth City Police Department.