A high school was evacuated over a stray cat. What is the strangest reason you’ve been evacuated from somewhere? A stray cat kicked off a near-panic at a Pennsylvania high school. Officials at West Scranton High School spotted what they thought was a bobcat wandering around the school on Tuesday morning. As a precaution, they sent the students home early. But when Game Commission workers tried to find the bobcat, they found an ordinary house cat instead. The cat did have the same coloring as a bobcat and was also missing its tail. Better safe than sorry I guess. When the cat was removed from the school they discovered it had a microchip. It turned out the cat – named Kashi – had been missing for three months. He was reunited with his family. And I’m sure the students and teachers didn’t mind an extra day off!