A wild turkey made a crash-landing into the classroom of math teacher Cindy Cherico on Thursday, March 30.

Cherico and two students were in the room before the first bell of the school day when the turkey crashed through the glass window and flew back out.

The bill for the broken window was “just under $500,” Wilton High School Principal Robert O’Donnell told The Bulletin on Friday, April 7, “and there was some additional custodial time involved.”

“The custodians had to clean the glass shards that had been strewn throughout the room,” said O’Donnell.

Fortunately, O’Donnell said, the teacher and students were all standing away from window when it happened and nobody was injured.

There are some rumors going around the school about the “unusual event,” said O’Donnell.

“There’s a rumor that the turkey was flying around one of first floor windows beforehand,” he said, and with mating season in full effect, “there’s also some speculation in the science department that the turkey might have seen a potential mate in the reflection of the window.”

However, O’Donnell said, neither rumor can be confirmed.

To the credit of Wilton High School Plant Manager Jose Figueroa and the custodial staff, said O’Donnell, “the classroom was back online by mid-morning.”