GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Richard Henry Lee Elementary School is has reopened Tuesday after closing Friday due to a feral cat that was on the loose, officials said.

Tuesday, Anne Arundel County Public Schools officials sent a photo of the cat in a cage.

A letter from school officials was sent to parents on Tuesday to thank them for their patience during the search for the cat and for having to close the school last week. The letter also reveals how the animal was finally was caught:

As you know, despite our best efforts over the weekend, we were unable to trap the animal. Detecting no movement, we believed it had left our building. Well before students arrived this morning, however, two of our second-grade teachers discovered cat urine and fur in a classroom supply closet. We closed the closet door, notified Animal Control, and made plans to move students in the classroom adjacent to that closet to another area of the building when they arrived.

Animal Control was able to confine the cat, and took custody of the animal.

The letter stresses that no students were present when the cat was captured.

Animal control officers will monitor the cat's progress and determine what to do next with the cat, according to school officials.

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