Conservation Officer Sgt. Josh Lockwood says members are patrolling an area of Coldstream, B.C., just south of Vernon.
He says a cougar was seen and photographed Sunday within 100 metres of Coldstream Elementary.
Traps have been set up after conservation officers were unsuccessful at tracking the animal.
Parents are also urged to either escort students to school or advise them to walk in groups and stay out of nearby greenbelt areas. (CKIZ)
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