Bear sighting near South Carleton High School


South Carleton High School was briefly under a “Shelter in Place” status this morning after a bear was spotted near the school.

“A community member contacted us and Richmond Public to indicate a bear had been sighted near the Jock River earlier this morning,” principal Colin Anderson told

“This is, as far as I can tell, not a common event, but not unprecedented at suburban schools.  Certainly the first in my two years here.  I remember ones at Earl of March and at Bell when I was there years ago, and we had several at West Carleton (which is much more rural) when I was principal there,” he said.




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