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.
“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.
ALERT: Colquitz and McKenzie are in a 'Hold & Secure' due to a reported bear sighting in the neighbourhood. Parents and guardians are being asked to please pick their students up at the school.
— Greater Victoria SD (@sd61schools) October 2, 2019