Man who says he shot at deer, missed and hit school faces charges


A man is facing criminal charges after he tried to shoot a deer with a rifle from his car, only to miss and hit an elementary school instead.

Police in Iron River, Wisconsin, launched an "intensive two-day investigation" after the principal of the Iron River Elementary School found two bullet holes in a door to the school on Monday, WDIO reports.

According to the Northland's News Center, gunshots were reported in the South George Street area near the school on Saturday evening, but police could find no evidence when they arrived at the scene.

The investigation has now ended as a 19-year-old man has come forward and told police he was responsible, saying he was attempting to shoot a deer from his car and missed.

The Duluth News Tribune says the case has been forwarded to the Bayfield County District Attorney's office for a review of charges.

The newspaper adds that one of the bullets had traveled through the front door and struck a cement wall inside the lunchroom.

The building was empty at the time so nobody was injured.

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