Parent Tess Hardwick says the sighting occurred during afternoon recess. Another report says the cougar was spotted on Curtis Ave, right behind the school. Students and playground duties followed emergency protocol and immediately entered kindergarten classrooms, as they have exterior doors to the playground.
No one was injured. The playground is fenced. Students were kept inside for the remainder of the school day. Staff members walked kids from the building to cars and buses as school let out, which caused delays. Students who walk were accompanied by an adult.
Cascade View does not have woods surrounding it. It is in the retail and residential Snoqualmie Ridge area, backed by homes and adjacent to Snoqualmie Community Park, which is adjacent to area wetlands. Wildlife sightings have been reported before in this adjacent wetland area, K-Bog.
A Komo News helicopter was spotted over the scene filming aerial footage for a story on the sighting that aired on the 4PM newscast.