Shelter in place at two local schools due to cougar

04/19/2018 -(San Mateo) Students of Hillsdale High School and Abbott Middle school sheltered in place Thursday morning after unconfirmed sightings of a mountain lion.

Police said that a third party to the sighting called in to report that they spotted a mountain lion around 8 am near Fernwood Street and 36th Avenue, which is a residential area near Laurelwood Park.

Police checked the school campuses but did not find the large cat.

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