LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The Anne Arundel County school building that houses both Southern Middle and Lothian Elementary was closed today, after two dogs chased a group of deer through one of its windows.
According to schools spokesman Bob Mosier, the incident happened just before 4 a.m. and was captured on a security camera.
“The cleanup that was necessary prevented us from having classes in either of those schools today,” he says.
The animals did between $3,000 and $5,000 worth of damage.
Lt. T.J. Smith, an Anne Arundel County Police spokesman, says officers responded after the animals set off an alarm. Upon arrival, they found two of the deer in such bad condition that they were later euthanized. A third deer escaped unharmed.
The dogs, a German shepherd and a German shepherd lab mix, are now in the custody of Animal Control. They are not strays, according to Smith.
Mosier says the school will open on time tomorrow, and the planned MSA tests will be administered as scheduled.