Sentenced to detention: Police remove large alligator from St. Cloud school

‘Gary the gator’ banned from returning to Michigan Avenue Elementary

St. Cloud police remove alligator from Michigan Avenue Elementary. (St. Cloud Police Department)

ST. CLOUD, Fla. – It’s alligator mating season, which means you never know where you might run into one of the scaly reptiles.

In the latest episode of “Where will an alligator turn up?’, we head to an elementary school in Central Florida.

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St. Cloud police were called Monday to Michigan Avenue Elementary school to remove a large alligator from school property.

According to the police department’s Facebook page, the school resource officer took the trespassing gator, which they named Gary, into custody.

The Facebook post said the gator bonded out and was given strict instructions to never return to school property.

It’s uncertain if Gary will learn his lesson.

Gary the Gator was found trespassing on school grounds this morning. SRO Burrows took Gary into custody before he was bonded out and released with strict instructions to never return to school property again!

Posted by St. Cloud Police Department - Florida on Monday, May 16, 2022

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Stacy is a Social Media Producer for ClickOrlando.com and has been with News 6 since 2018. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in advertising and a Masters in social media/mass communications.