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Fish and Wildlife kill cougar spotted near Chattaroy Elementary

CHATTAROY, Wash. - 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. 

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. 



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