As a child, school can be a somewhat difficult experience to navigate. This is the time in your life when you’re learning the most, not only in the classroom, but about yourself and your interpersonal relationships as well. Not only are you navigating the ins-and-outs of growing up, but you’re doing so in the presence of sometimes hundreds of other children who are struggling in the same way. The culture inside of our schools isn’t always the most pleasant, and there are some very tough lessons to be learned at these tender ages.
In our modern world, there are also some dangers involved in public school. Bullying, both in real life and online, has become a prominent problem without a perfect solution. And, of course, there’s the lingering worries about coronavirus as well, as clinical trials on vaccines for the youngest among us are just now beginning to show some promise.
And, to make matters worse, we have crazed, young deer just crashing through the windshields of school buses in Virginia, landing smack dab on a sleeping student.
But a small deer shot through a Virginia school bus’s front window Thursday morning – slamming into a sleeping student in the front seat before scrambling to its feet and sprinting back outside, video shows.
Grainy surveillance video recorded on a Powhatan County, Va., bus shows the animal leap in through the moving vehicle’s windshield. The startled student sits up and looks around as the deer scrambles about frantically before tumbling into the aisle.
Even with the camera recording the back of his head, the driver looked visibly surprised. But after assessing the situation, he opened the door, the deer ran off the bus, and he coolly resumed driving.
Video of the incident was terrifying, but also highlighted the sheer fortitude of the bus driver.
A surveillance camera captured the moment a deer crashed through the window of a Virginia school bus and landed right on top of a sleeping student. Luckily, the child was unhurt and the deer appeared to be unharmed.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 1, 2021
Thankfully, school administrators have stated that no one was injured in the incident, and that the deer appears to have bounded off across the road after being let off the bus.
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