Bear Prompts Second Lockdown at Foothills Middle School

The cub wandered back into the foothills on its own.

A hungry bear cub paid the Foothills Middle School campus a visit Thursday afternoon.

The bear reportedly lunched from a trashcan shortly after 12:30 p.m. School officials placed students on a brief lockdown while officers kept a close eye on the animal, Arcadia Police Lt. Bob Anderson said.

A little after 1 p.m., the cub decided to head back to his home in the foothills and police lifted the lockdown.

This marked the second lockdown of the day at Foothills Middle. A bomb threat at a nearby Rite Aid prompted the first lockdown early Thursday morning.

Joey Chen November 30, 2012 at 06:19 AM
I go to that school and I saw the cub with my own eyes. There was so much chaos. people were running in every direction. People were even trying to touch it.
R Terry November 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM
I see them frequently. From my experience, I just look or take pictures then move along. They know you are not going to bother them and they don't bother you. It's much like deer.
T S December 01, 2012 at 02:00 AM
the cub was adorable to me. I felt bad for it when people started screaming at it. It got so scared. It came again today.
Ross S. Heckmann December 01, 2012 at 07:02 AM
Thanks, Natalie.
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