A mountain lion locked a school in the United States until the animal was dealt with. No students or teachers were injured as local officials said it was common for mountain lions to roam the area next to the school, but the animals would never enter the classroom. The mountain lion found inside the classroom has been identified as a 6-8 month old male cub.
We just found another rescued mountain lion. This 6-8 month old male was discovered at Pescadero High School. (Students and staff were safe and were expelled from school at that time).
– Oakland Zoo (akoakzoo) June 2, 2022
The Oakland Zoo took to Twitter to explain what had happened and even posted a video of the animal being taken away. In their post, they explained, “We just got another rescued mountain lion. This 6-8 month old male was discovered at Pescadero High School. (Students and staff were safe and were expelled from school at that time).
“The mountain lion was found in a classroom, hiding under a teacher’s desk. That California DFW was called to calm the mountain lion and bring him to us. “
“Here at our veterinary hospital, Dr. Herman and his team examined the mountain lion. He has a badly broken tooth that needs to be extracted … He will be kept in a recognized zoo under consideration by Oakland Zoo and California Fish and Wildlife. Until then, we will take care of her here. “
The sheriff’s office said a vigilante teacher locked the door to keep the mountain lion inside an English classroom, where he had spent most of his time, before being rescued.
According to abc7news The animal had a big impact on planned school activities as this week was supposed to be a graduation week for many middle school students.
The district is working to redefine those activities.