Cow spotted roaming at Johnsburg Junior High School, in Spring Grove

A cow roaming Johnsburg on Thursday, March 24, 2022, was spotted at Johnsburg Junior High School.

A roaming calf was spotted outside Johnsburg Junior High School Thursday morning, which officials at the school said was one of a few stops it made through town that day.

The cow arrived about 7:15 a.m., which is just a little while before students make their way to the school, Administrative Assistant Krissy Anderson said.

The cow made its way around the campus, going to the tennis courts and looking into the windows, Anderson said. Though not one to stay long, it eventually made its way off the campus, before the students could arrive for school.

“It was absolutely a nice change of pace,” Anderson said.

Anderson said after seeing the animal, she called the Johnsburg Police Department’s non-emergency number.

The Johnsburg Police Department reported on its Facebook page Thursday morning that one of the loose Texas Longhorn bulls had been captured, but four still remained on the loose and had wandered to Spring Grove.

At that point, the owner, along with several volunteers, were working to recapture the rest, the department said.

In the afternoon, Johnsburg police made a follow-up post with a graphic of a cow being behind bars, with the caption “He’s doing hard time now ... no bull about it.” It didn’t specify if all of the missing cows had been located.

An attempt to reach the Johnsburg police chief was not immediately successful.