June 9, 2010 7-foot gator shows up for class at Tampa middle school Stewart Middle School in Tampa had a scaly visitor as an alligator prowled the school grounds before being captured. A seven-foot alligator was found was found in front of the cafeteria and then contained in one of the schools hallways, reports Tampa Bay Online. It did not encounter any students, said Linda Cobbe, Hillsborough County school spokeswoman. A game officer caught the gator in a rear parking area, said Gary Morse, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The school is about 100 yards from the Hillsborough River, Morse said. Several closed fences separate the school from the river and the alligator may have come on school grounds last week and spent the weekend at the school, Morse said, reports Tampa Bay Online. Click here to read this story on TBO.com
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