Moose smashes office

A juvenile moose smashed through doors of the school district office in Fort St John Wednesday, before wandering around and leaving.

The moose broke through the foyer door around 4:40 p.m., shocking district staff from their desks.

“We all came out and saw this moose stumble in the glass, and then wander toward the board room,” superintendent Stephen Petrucci said.

Petrucci said he was able to get most staff out of the building and call 911 while the moose wandered the hallways, though some staff reportedly had to keep safe inside their offices. Once outside, Petrucci said he opened the back door to the Learning Services wing of the board office and was able to woo the moose back outside.

“I kind of called it like a dog and it came out,” he said.

No staff were hurt, Petrucci said, noting things could have gone much worse. It was a juvenile moose and staff could follow its footsteps and was cut slightly, he said.

Only the door was damaged and will be replaced by the weekend.

“It didn’t make any sort of mess in terms of rummaging or excrement,” Petrucci said.

The moose was last seen heading south and was also spotted by Urban Systems today. Conservation officers could be immediately reached. 

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