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Deer crashes into YWCA toddler classroom during nap time

The Associated Press

POTTSTOWN, Pa. — Nap time ended early for toddlers at an eastern Pennsylvania YWCA when a deer burst through a classroom window at the facility.

The Mercury reports it happened Monday afternoon at the Pottstown YWCA. No one was hurt in the incident but an animal control official says the animal later died from its injuries.

The state Game Commission earlier this month dissolved York County's deer management program area — established in 2012 after a farm-raised deer at a captive facility tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease — meaning only general hunting regulations apply.

YWCA toddler center teacher Erin Merriam says the animal went through the window into the room she and eight toddlers were in. The children were all asleep when the incident occurred and were shuttled out of the room.

The facility’s executive director says the deer was trapped in the classroom for about 15 minutes before it broke through a second window to escape.

The students were sent home with family members and the classroom was closed.