Shull Elementary School in San Dimas was locked down Wednesday after a bear appeared on campus. The furry visitor then roamed the area, but the authorities dragged him back into the forest.
“It looks like a grown man,” said Tim Daly, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. He added that the bear is returning to the Angeles National Forest.
The lone bear was a female sheriff sergeant. – said Geoffrey Grisso.
The incident began at 7:15 a.m. when the San Dimas Sheriff Station received a call to check the Allen Avenue and Emilia Avenue neighborhoods for brown bears in the area, said Deputy Trina Schrader, a department spokeswoman.
According to Monica Moore, who is the school principal’s secretary, this is the first time that Shull Elementary has been blocked due to a bear. The lockdown lasted until 8:40 am after they received permission from the deputies, when the bear was far from the school, located at 825 N. Amelia Ave.
“Our director and staff guarded the children,” she said.
She said that one of the students saw the bear first at school and thinks that one of the parents called the sheriff’s office.
According to her, the children are being planted. The deputies arrived at the school.
Moore said the bear was on the north side of the campus, then jumped over the fence near the kindergarten, headed for the south side of the school and across the street.
While on campus, she said that the bear was the first to sit on the tree. He left the tree and ran around. She estimated that the bear was on campus for 30 minutes.
“Today was a very unusual day,” said Moore.
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At one point, a KABC helicopter showed a bear in the yard dropping a bird feeder.
The MPs followed the bear, and Grissot said he was in the courtyard of the 300th block of West Gladstone Street.
“The bear was sitting on an avocado tree,” Daly said. From what he learned, the bear was thrown there.
The bear left the tree and was dumped by the biologist as it lay on the ground, according to Daly.