A resident reported a mountain lion sighting arond 9:28 a.m. this morning off a hiking trail near Winecreek Road, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
Authorities told Patch that there has been only one report of the puma.
"It was sighted just west of Oak Valley Middle School," the department said, noting no schools were on lockdown.
The Sheriff's Department said ASTREA was searching from the air and ground units were also looking for the mountain lion, but they were unable to locate it.
"If we felt it was a threat... it's possible it would be dispatched," the department said.
According to authorities, an agency, such as the Fish and Game Department, is being contacted to come in and try to locate the wild animal. They will assess if the mountain lion is a threat.