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White Pass Cougar

Posted on 27th October 2011 at 07:33

Letters were sent to homes in the White Pass School District yesterday morning, after the district Transportation Supervisor spotted a cougar on the grounds of the high school. Superintendent Rebecca Miner says that the supervisor spotted the cougar shortly after 6 am, then watched as the big cat left the campus, crossed a road and went into the woods. As a safety precaution, elementary school students weren’t allowed outside during breakfast, then staff swept the entire campus. Miner says that Washington Fish and Wildlife was notified; she also provided information on how students can ride buses to school, rather than walk. No other sightings have been reported at this time.