MISSOULA – A student at a Montana elementary school was injured after being “knocked down forcefully” by a deer that had jumped the school’s fence.
Missoula County Public School’s spokeswoman Hatton Littman said the student was injured on the playground after getting off the bus at Rattlesnake Elementary School Tuesday morning.
Staffers trained in first aid helped the student before first responders took the child to the hospital as a precautionary measure. The deer ran off.
School officials would not comment on the extent of the student’s injuries other than to say they were not life-threatening, the Missoulian reported.