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

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

Students at central Nanaimo school 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.

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.



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