Eastmont Middle School Principal Stacy Kurtzhals wasn't waiting for the tigers and bears. Oh my, a lion was enough to keep the kids inside on Tuesday.
Kurtzhals said the Sandy Police Department advised her early Tuesday morning that a mountain lion had been spotted in the neighborhood of her Canyons School District campus at 10100 S. 1300 East. That led to a "shelter in place" order for the school's 900 children.
"We decided to keep the students inside today as a precaution," the principal said, adding that the big cat had not been seen by anyone at the school as of late Tuesday morning.