Thursday, 28 May 2015
NEWSLINK: Wildlife officials find no sign of mountain lion spotted near Zane
School staff were patrolling the grounds of Zane Middle School on Monday morning, following word from the Eureka Police Department that a mountain lion had been spotted on the campus at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday.
EPD Sgt. Gary Whitmer said a neighbor of the middle school on S Street called to report a mountain lion had been seen headed south on the school’s soccer field.
Zane Principal Jan Schmidt said she received a call from the Eureka Police Department on Sunday confirming that a mountain lion had been spotted near the school. She then activated the school’s automatic dialer system to warn the parents and advise against walking on any wooded paths to the campus until the area is deemed safe by the Eureka Police Department and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.