Palm Beach Elementary School On Lockdown Because of a Bobcat | The Daily Pulp | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida


Palm Beach Elementary School On Lockdown Because of a Bobcat

A Palm Beach County elementary school was put on lockdown this morning because apparently there was a bobcat on the loose in the area.

And what with this being Florida, where sharks swim in shallow waters, and alligators appear in public park soccer fields, and bears take naps on people's porches, and snakes kill pets, and cats with rabies roam the streets with herpes monkeys, it was probably a good idea to keep the kids in their classes until the animal was captured.

Luckily for everyone, it was.

School officials at Grove Park Elementary, located at 8330 North Military Trail, said they put the school on lockdown early Monday morning as authorities looked for the bobcat.

The animal was eventually spotted and captured not too far from the school.

The lockdown was lifted at 10:20 a.m. and everything is fine now.

There were no injuries and the bobcat was never actually in the school.

See also: -Herpes-Infected Monkeys Roaming Florida -Florida Boy Finds Bear Napping on Lanai -Boca Raton Parkgoers Run Into Nine-Foot Alligator Follow Chris Joseph on Twitter

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Chris Joseph
Contact: Chris Joseph

Latest Stories