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Mountain lion found inside a California high school

June 2, 2022
The puma wandered into a classroom at Pescadero High School in Pescadero; custodial staff detained the animal and it was taken to an area zoo.

Students and staff at Pescadero High School in Pescadero, Calif., had an unwanted guest Wednesday morning in their classroom -- a mountain lion. 

Students and staff noticed the animal under a desk after it had wandered into an English classroom, reports The Mercury NewsA custodian contained the animal inside the classroom by closing the door.

The animal, later determined to be a puma, was captured by mid-afternoon and taken to the Oakland Zoo for a health assessment, said Ken Paglia, a spokesperson for the California Department of Fish and Game.

Paglia said the mountain lion was four to six months old and underweight at roughly 40 pounds.

Officials didn’t know how the animal entered the building.

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