Mountain lion killed near Bruneau Elementary School

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A mountain lion that spent a portion of the morning of Feb. 14 in a tree on the Bruneau Elementary School grounds was later shot and killed.

The cat was spotted about 8 a.m. and school authorities immediately locked the school down and contacted the Fish and Game Office in Nampa.

"We did not have a conservation officer immediately available to respond," Fish and Game Wildlife Ricky Ward noted. "We made a call to the Owyhee County Sheriff's Office and requested that Sheriff's office personnel dispatch the cat as a matter of public safety."For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.

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