Deer mutilated, left at Strongsville High School to scare students, police say

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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio--Someone mutilated three deer-- including two fawns-- and left them on the property at Strongsville High School Thursday morning, Strongsville police said.

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School officials called police to tell them one of the deer had its throat sliced; another deer had its ear cut off; and there was blunt force trauma to two of the deer.

Strongsville's police chief told FOX 8 it appears this was an intentional mutilation and the deer were dumped on school property to scare the students.

The deer were taken to the animal warden who will also investigate along with police. Authorities hope surveillance video shows them something; they are still looking.

Strongsville City Schools released the following statement:

"This morning at approximately 6:35am high school administration was notified of three deer carcases on the sidewalk next to the student parking lot. The police and game warden were called, and the deer were removed at 6:55am. The sidewalk was cleaned and open for student use by 7:05am. If anyone has any information as to who placed the deer on the sidewalk, please notify the high school administration or the Strongsville Police Department."

(Courtesy: FOX 8 viewer)

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