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Lion shot that may have been by school

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BISMARCK (AP) — State wildlife officials say there is no way to know for sure whether a mountain lion that was shot and killed south of Bismarck is the same one that was spotted near an elementary school in the area.

A deer hunter killed the 85-pound female lion on Friday. Tom Doering told KXMB-TV that he had seen reports of a lion causing a scare for Prairie Rose Elementary School, and had it on his mind that he might encounter a big cat.

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