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Turkey breaks through window on Ashland school bus

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Students were on their way to Mindess Middle School Thursday morning when something came flying into the window, they say they didn't know what happened at first.

"I heard this really loud bang. I got really scared. And I started crying at first, because I didn't know what it was,” Hannah Leary, one of the students on the bus said.

It turned out to be a 25 lb. turkey and it wanted to go for a ride with the students, but after a short time flying around the bus it died.

"I stood up and there was glass everywhere. And then my friend started panicking. And I found out it was a bird. Then I started freaking out, because I didn't know if I was hurt or not, so then we got off the bus and loaded onto another bus,” Leary said.

Turkeys are known to create headaches for drivers, but police officers said this was a first.

“I didn't believe it. I had to ask the officer to repeat it a few times. That's not something we encounter each day. This is the first one that's hit a school bus that we know of,” Ashland Police Chief Craig Davis said.

Eight students were treated by the school nurse for minor cuts, no one was seriously hurt.

"All the teachers were making sure we were okay, and some of the teachers were making jokes like 'we have some bus 1 survivors today,'” Leary said.

The window on that bus has already been replaced and it is expected to be on the road Friday, hopefully with one less feathered passenger.

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