Teachers and staff at Brockton High School in Massachusetts were jolted out of their routine when a wild turkey smashed through a third-floor window into a classroom.

The incident happened before students were in class, just before 7 a.m., according to Principal Susan Szachowicz.

“It was quite a beginning to the day,” she said. The classroom was vacant when the turkey made his dramatic entrance, but a teacher in a nearby classroom heard the glass shatter and hurried over.

“We could see talons, so we thought it was a hawk,” Szachowicz said. As a crowd gathered to see what the commotion was, the turkey popped its head up and started jumping and flapping around the room, apparently uninjured.

“He was agitated,” Szachowicz said, adding that teachers closed off the doors and called Brockton Animal Control. Officer Brian Piche soon arrived, donned protective gloves and, using a yellow blanket, tried to direct the animal back out the window. The turkey soon flew across the room and to freedom.

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