Mountain Lion Caught In Bay Area High School Classroom

Crazy story from the Bay Area, but with a happy and safe ending. A mountain lion wandered into a classroom at Pesacadero High School. near the San Mateo County coast. Here’s ABC 7 Bay Area with more:

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office says a quick-thinking staff member closed the door and was able to keep the mountain lion inside an English classroom where it spent most of the day.

No students or staff were inside the classroom at the time. Just after 3 p.m., The California Department of Fish and Wildlife was able to get the mountain lion out of the classroom.

“We used a dart tranquilizer rifle to put a drug mix into the animal through the dart and it went down smoothly, no problems,” said John Krause, with Fish and Wildlife.


Here’s some video from KTVU 2: