(PHOENIX) — An Arizona school is on lockdown after a pack of javelinas got onto the school’s campus and ran wild while classes were in session.
St. Theresa Catholic School in Phoenix was on lockdown while police wildlife workers tried to apprehend the javelinas, or wild hogs, that are running loose in the school, ABC News affiliate KNXV reported.
A school spokesperson told KNXV that they are trying to get the animals corralled so they can be removed from the property.
A javelina is a collared peccary, which is a distant relative of wild pigs and the hippopotamus. Javelinas are found across the U.S. Southwest, and are also seen in Mexico and Central America. Typically they weigh from 30 to 55 pounds, and travel in packs in brush country.
St. Theresa Catholic School is a kindergarten through 8th grade school, located on the east side of Phoenix.
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