Lion raids school and sends children running for their lives


The mountain lion at school 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A school was placed under lock down after a lion came out of the woods and hung around some bushes, sending kids running for their lives, police in California said.

Granada Hills police said that the incident unfolded on Friday around 1:00 p.m.

Officers were called to the John F. Kennedy High School, after the lion was seen walking around. The school was placed under lock down, and the lion was eventually caught in the 16400 block of Donmetz Street.

An officer shot the lion with a tranquilizer dart while it was stumbling around in the backyard of a house near the school.

It took three shots for it to become clear that the lion was unconscious. Environmental officials then used leather straps to tie its legs together.

The animal was removed yard, and taken back the woods.

The lock down was then lifted, and the children were allowed to go home.