Ocoee High staff rescues kitten trapped in pole

The kitten has been named Knight after the school's mascot.

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  • | 10:45 a.m. May 26, 2021
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A very lucky kitten now has a new home after being rescued from inside a pole at Ocoee High.

School staff tweeted about the rescue Tuesday, May 25. According to staff, some students heard meowing coming from one of the canopy poles outside the cafeteria at lunchtime. Three Orange County Public Schools employees found the kitten had somehow gotten stuck inside the pole.

OCPS employee Lance Bowling with Knight the kitten. (Courtesy)
OCPS employee Lance Bowling with Knight the kitten. (Courtesy)

The employees – Edward Mercado, Joe Wallace and Lance Bowling – reportedly had to cut an opening in the pole to allow Bowling to reach in and grab the kitten, much to students and staff's delight.

One of the school's Food & Nutrition Services staff members adopted the kitten and named him Knight after the school mascot.



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