A middle school in Burbank was locked down on Tuesday while police searched for either a bobcat or a domestic cat, no one was sure.
Most of the kids have been let out after school already at John Muir Middle School in Burbank, but a handful remained on campus and were safely locked down as police responded to search for the what was initially reported as either a mountain lion, a bobcat or a large domestic cat, officials said.
This is the third such incident in which animals have forced officials to lock down schools in recent weeks.
Last month, a mountain lion was spotted at John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, leading to a lockdown of the campus.
Two schools were locked down in San Bernardino County Wednesday morning after a bear wandered from a home's backyard and onto school property before it was tranquilized in a tree.