Leslie Venlet's fourth-grade class at Coopersville East Elementary School learned firsthand about animal behavior when a deer crashed through a window into their classroom.
The six-point buck sent chairs, desks, books and shards of glass flying everywhere. A boy suffered a small cut in his head but there were no serious injuries.
Principal Marty Alexander says the unexpected guest briefly dropped by Monday afternoon.
He says Venlet stayed cool, instructing her 23 startled students to drop to the floor as the deer bounded across the room. She then led the children into the hallway.
After a twitchy visit of about half a minute, the buck jumped back through the window to the outside and ran off.