There have been reports of a bear near Coal Tyee Elementary School. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith district school students kept indoors due to bear sighting

B.C. Conservation en route to Coal Tyee school, says Nanaimo school district

Students, teachers and staff have been advised to remain indoors at a central Nanaimo school after a bear was reported in the area.

According to a tweet from Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, Coal Tyee Elementary School has entered into a shelter-in-place due to the sighting and B.C. Conservation is en route.

Everyone will remain indoors until the area is assessed, the school district said.

The school also entered into shelters-in-place due to bear sightings on June 11 and 12, but both times, they were lifted.

According to the district, under a shelter-in-place, students and staff are kept inside, but the school isn’t locked down.

More to come.



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