Reported ‘large cat’ sighting cancels football practice in East Tennessee

Tennessee News

(Courtesy: April Reed)

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A call about a large cat spotted near Holston Middle School in Sullivan County canceled football practice Friday afternoon.

According to Sullivan County Schools Director Dr. David Cox, Sullivan County dispatch was notified regarding a large cat or tiger spotted in the area of Harry Steadman Drive and Wallace Alley Street off Airport Parkway.

The location is approximately five minutes from Holston Middle School.

Cox told News Channel 11 that middle school football practice was then canceled as a precaution.

According to Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Capt. Andy Seabolt, the animal sighted is believed to have been a bobcat.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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