A Rapid City school kept students indoors after a mountain lion was spotted on school grounds.
Rapid Valley Elementary went into lockdown after the mountain lion was seen about 5:30 a.m. Friday.
Elementary Principal Cher Daniel says the decision to keep the school's 580 students indoors for the day was made after the lion was spotted on a security camera recording.
Electronically-generated phone calls notified parents about the lion and told them that students would not be allowed outside for recesses. The message also told parents to consider options for students who usually walk home after school.
State Game, Fish and Parks wildlife manager John Kanta says officials received another report of a mountain lion in Rapid City earlier in the week.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
Home Decor Store To Close
Major Black Hills Jewelers Announce Purchase Deal
- 3.Tourism, Summit League Tournament
Area Businesses Expect Large Crowds This Weekend
GreatLife Golf & Fitness Adds Courses
Home Sales Down, Prices Up
Wells Fargo Adding Jobs In Aberdeen
- 7.Gas & Energy
SD To Begin Using E15 In State-Owned Vehicles
International Honor For Sioux Falls Realty Group
- 9.Meetings & Events, Outdoors, South Dakota
State Fair In The School Calendar Debate
- 10.Meetings & Events
Home Show Gets Rave Reviews