By Deb Belt
Anne Arundel, Maryland – Classes were canceled at middle school after a pack of two dogs chased three deer into the building, mauling the deer so severely that they were euthanized.
Anne Arundel County Police were called to the school about 3:50 a.m. on the report of an alarm. When police arrived they found a front door with a broken glass and chairs knocked over inside the lobby. Officers then came across a deer down on the floor being attacked by a German shepherd.
In another doorway police found a second deer sitting on the floor, injured from apparent bite marks. A second dog, possibly a black Labrador mix, later appeared inside the school.
Animal Control Officers eventually gained control of the German shepherd and Lab mix, securing them in their van. Neither dog was wearing a collar when it was captured, police said.
One deer died from its injuries and another was euthanized because it was so badly injured.
School officials decided to cancel classes. The owners of the dogs were located and the dogs are in the custody of Animal Control.
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