We never had lion alerts when I was a kid. This from a Danville (where we go to church) school.
"This evening we received an as yet unconfirmed report that two deer were seen running near the creek by the Charlotte Wood Middle School campus at around 7 p.m., and were being chased by what appeared to be a mountain lion. At this time we are contacting both the Town of Danville and the Danville Police Department for the appropriate assistance. We are letting you know so that you and your child can take any necessary precautions when coming to school tomorrow morning. We will also have extra supervision around campus at that time. We will keep you updated with any new information."