SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon elementary school moved all student activities inside after a reported cougar sighting.
The Daily Astorian reports staff at Seaside Heights Elementary School earlier this week escorted students home after a neighbor informed Principal John McAndrews of a cougar in the neighborhood.
Seaside police, Clatsop County and Oregon State Police all were notified of the sighting.
OSP said Friday that the cougar hasn’t been located.
The alert came after residents of a local apartment complex witnessed a fight that left a house cat dead or missing at the hands of a violent unknown predator, possibly a cougar.
The apartment complex manager says she reported the incidents to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and state police.
KOIN 6 News contributed to this report