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Police shoot coyote near elementary school

Updated Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 | 3:34 p.m.

Animal shot

Metro Police shot and killed a coyote in front of an elementary school Tuesday after receiving reports that the animal was wandering through yards in a Las Vegas neighborhood.

The animal was spotted about 12:15 p.m. in the 3200 block of Burnham Avenue, near Eastern Avenue and Desert Inn Road, police said.

Students at nearby Dailey Elementary School were placed on lockdown for an hour while police tracked the animal, Clark County School District spokeswoman Melinda Malone said.

The coyote wandered in front of the school, where officers shot and killed it, police said.

Malone said the shooting occurred out of sight of students.

The animal did not injure or try to attack anyone, police said.

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