SAN DIEGO — A deer that was injured when it tried to jump a fence at a school in Scripps Ranch Tuesday had to be euthanized, authorities said.
The deer jumped over a fence into a courtyard at Innovations Academy at 10380 Spring Canyon Road at about 11 a.m., a teacher told FOX 5. The frightened animal crashed into a planter and apparently injured its hind legs, because it couldn’t get up, the teachers said.
There were 50 to 60 students playing outside at the time, and they gathered around the animal. Some took photos with their cell phones, the teacher said.
Several teachers ushered the students into their classrooms while others covered the terrified deer with a blanket to calm it down.
School officials notified San Diego County Animal Control, which sent two officers to the school. They took injured deer to Pet Emergency Clinic in San Carlos.
A veterinarian determined the deer could not recover from its injuries and euthanized the animal.