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.
Coal Tyee has entered a Shelter in Place – bear in the area – conservation officer enroute. Everyone is safe and will remain indoors until area assessed.
— School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) (@sd68bc) June 14, 2019
The school also entered into shelters-in-place, due to bear sightings, on June 11 and 12, but both times, they were lifted.
Under a shelter-in-place, students and staff are kept inside, but the school isn’t locked down, according to the district.
Everyone will remain indoors until the area is assessed, the school district said.
A call to the B.C. Ministry of Environment was not returned.