LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Los Alamos High School officials say the school went under lockdown after reports of a bear sighted nearby.

Assistant Principal Renee Dunwoody tells the Los Alamos Monitor (http://bit.ly/2xyuKAx ) someone from a nearby Catholic church called the school to inform officials of a bear sighting on Monday in a canyon near the high school. The bear was later seen close to a school fence.

Dunwoody says it’s the first time this year that a bear sighting caused a local school to lock down.

According to an incident report, a Los Alamos Police Department helicopter monitored the bear from above. The bear eventually returned to the canyon.

Officials say no one was harmed during the incident.


Information from: Los Alamos Monitor, http://www.lamonitor.com

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