Bear sighting prompts school lockdowns

Posted at 9:55 AM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 21:05:39-04

A bear sighting prompted lockdowns at two schools in San Bernardino County and a response from Fish and Wildlife officials.

ABC 7 in Los Angeles, citing San Bernardino County sheriff's officials, reported a black bear was spotted roaming around an area near Vineyard Junior High and Highland Avenue Christian School in Rancho Cucamonga just after 8 a.m.

Fish and Wildlife officials were summoned to the scene to try to move the bear, which perched itself in a tree near the schools.

At about 11 a.m., Rancho Cucamonga police tweeted: "The black bear was safely tranquilized, and will be relocated by the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife."