Fish and Wildlife kill cougar spotted near Chattaroy Elementary

Fish and Wildlife kill cougar spotted near Chattaroy Elementary
Mike McCabe
A cougar was spotted on the Chattaroy Elementary campus. 

A cougar spotted near Chattaroy Elementary was killed by wildlife officials on Tuesday afternoon.

The elementary school was placed in a temporarily lockout when the cougar was spotted near the campus. The lockout was lifted around 2 p.m.

All students and staff were safe throughout the course of the situation.

Fish and Wildlife kill cougar spotted near Chattaroy Elementary

Officers from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife ran a dog around the school and found no scent of a cougar. They found the cougar north of the school and euthanized it.