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GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Richard Henry Lee Elementary School was closed Friday due to a feral cat on the loose inside the building.

"Animal Control officials have been unable to capture the feral cat inside the building at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School, and will be setting traps for it. As a result, Richard Henry Lee Elementary School will close at 9:45 a.m. today," AACPS said in a statement.

About ten hours after the school announced the early closure, the Anne Arundel County Schools reported the cat was still on the loose via twitter.

"Meow Mystery" the @AACountySchools tweet read: "Cowering cat still not captured at Richard Lee Henry Elementary. Updates as they occur. #catcaper"

Bus riders were transported home via the normal routes at the time, while walkers and car riders had to be picked up by a parent or guardian at the gate on Fourth Avenue, according to AACPS.

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