The Nanaimo-Ladysmith School district says students and staff at Frank J. Ney Elementary School are indoors as a precaution following a cougar sighting.
District 68 posted on Twitter a cougar was spotted in the vicinity and BC Conservation has been called.
Cougar sighted in the vicinity of Frank J. Ney Elementary school. Students and staff are remaining indoors as a precaution. BC Conservation has been called.
— School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) (@sd68bc) April 26, 2019
The school is located on Williamson Road, just off Hammond Bay Road.