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UPDATED: Bear sighting near View Royal Elementary kept kids inside

Police told the school the bear had been “contained”

Reports of a bear in the area of View Royal Elementary School kept kids inside over the lunch hour and afternoon.

A Facebook post from the View Royal Elementary School PAC said the school was advised by RCMP about the bear sighting.

Parents were initially asked to pick up students from their classrooms at bell time, but around 1:30 p.m. another Facebook post said the hold and secure ended after RCMP told the school the bear was “contained.”

Dismissal was as usual.

READ ALSO: Bear sightings historically rare in Langford: City staff


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