Students at Council Rock Primary School in Brighton were directed to remain inside school for recess yesterday after two neighbors near the school reported coyote sightings in their neighborhood.


 Jill Vigdor Feldman, communications director for the Brighton School District, said there have been no coyote sightings on school property.  She said students will be kept under close adult supervision during outdoor recess.  There will be no eating or snacks permitted outside, and students will be brought immediately inside or will not be allowed outside for recess if unusual animal activity is spotted or a coyote is sighted.

Students at Council Rock Primary School in Brighton were directed to remain inside school for recess yesterday after two neighbors near the school reported coyote sightings in their neighborhood.


 Jill Vigdor Feldman, communications director for the Brighton School District, said there have been no coyote sightings on school property.  She said students will be kept under close adult supervision during outdoor recess.  There will be no eating or snacks permitted outside, and students will be brought immediately inside or will not be allowed outside for recess if unusual animal activity is spotted or a coyote is sighted.


While the reported sightings were being investigated by Animal Control, she said the teachers and staff took advantage of the opportunity to educate the children about coyotes and their habitats.  


Children learned it is rare for coyotes to attack human beings and there have been no documented cases of attacks on humans by coyotes in this area.  Coyotes forage for easy food sources so they can discourage coyotes by taking away food sources such as uncovered garbage can containers and compost piles, and dog/cat food.