Mountain lions seen near rural school bus stop

FLORENCE (AP) — Mountain lions have been sighted near a school bus stop used by a rural Montana school district.

The Ravalli Republic reports that Florence-Carlton School District said officials received a report of three mountain lions near the area where the bus turns around west of Florence on Tuesday morning.

Florence-Carlton Elementary Principal Chrissy Hulla said the school was made aware of the lion sighting after a parent sent a photograph of one of the lions to a teacher.

As soon as Hulla learned about the sighting, she sent a message to parents to make them aware of the situation.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are asking residents to immediately report any more lion sightings in the area.

Florence is located south of Missoula.