Watch: Deer Crashes Through School Bus Window, Lands on Sleeping Student

By author of The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

The bus driver has been praised for remaining calm and keeping the students safe

A Virginia high school student asleep on his school bus got quite the surprise when a deer crashed through the front windshield and landed on the teenager’s back.

According to USA Today, the bus was on its way to Powhatan High School when the crazy incident was captured on a security camera.

Brendan Martin, 15, said he was confused because he was trying to sleep and woke up to something on his back.

“I realized it was a deer and was just very confused because I’d never seen a deer actually jump through a windshield and then land,” Martin said.

The video was posted on the Powhatan County, Virginia, Facebook page, along with praise for the bus driver. “What a way to start the morning! Kudos to this bus driver for remaining calm and keeping our kids safe.”

The footage shows the panicked deer scampering around inside the bus as the driver pulls over to the side of the road. As soon as he opens the door, the deer runs out.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

Brian Bartlett, interim director of transportation for Powhatan County Public Schools, praised the bus driver for remaining calm and keeping the students safe.

“He did very well,” Bartlett told the Times-Dispatch. “He was able to get the bus off to the side of the road safely, turned the four ways on while the bus was moving, and did all of this while the deer was still in the floor of the bus kicking all around,” Bartlett told the newspaper. 

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