John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, California is on lockdown after a mountain lion sighting on campus, according to officials!
The mountain lion was first seen around 7 a.m. near the campus, which is located at 11254 Gothic Ave., a school employee told KTLA. The school was put on lockdown after a second sighting on campus before 3pm EST.
Ellen Morgan of the Los Angeles Unified School District confirmed the school was on lockdown.
Around 12:30 p.m., armed officers could be seen with guns drawn searching the campus for the mountain lion, aerial video showed.
Less than 10 minutes later, the cougar was sitting on the school’s fence, according to Sky5 footage.
It jumped off and left the campus, crossing the street in front of a police vehicle before going into the yard of a nearby home.
A game warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife was at the scene scene along with the Los Angeles Police Department.
BREAKING: John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills locked down due to report of mountain lion on campus. (NBC)
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