TORONTO – Authorities were called to a junior high school in Texas Wednesday morning after an alligator was spotted near the main entrance.
Staff at the school reported the nearly 4-foot long gator around 7:30 a.m. to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
After police arrived, Texas Parks and Wildlife were brought in to remove the reptile, which was hiding in a shaded corner outside the building.
At around 10:30 a.m. it was finally captured and relocated.
While the school was still on summer break, staff and faculty were in preparing for the first day of class on Aug 25.
A staff member told reporters that the alligator “appeared to be sleeping” the entire time and that it wasn’t “a significant threat to the faculty inside the building.”
The Sheriff’s office later tweeted a photo of the gator with the message; “Somebody thinks today is the first day of school!”
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