(McKenzie Elementary School/Google)

The Greater Victoria School District has advised that two schools have been placed under hold and secure after a reported bear sighting.

As of 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2nd, Colquitz Middle School and McKenzie Elementary School are under hold and secure after a bear was reportedly spotted in the neighbourhood.

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“Students will remain in the building until the conservation officers have advised us that there is no longer a concern,” reads an email from Colquitz Middle School.

Unconfirmed sources say the bear was sighted under the McKenzie overpass by a teacher who was out for a walk with her class.

Parents and guardians have been asked to pick up their students at the schools.

More to come.