Bear Scare at Issaquah Valley Elementary
October 11, 2012 · Updated 12:30 PM
A momma bear and her three cubs decided to pay a visit to the front yard of Issaquah Valley Elementary Wednesday morning.
Principal Diane Holt said one of her education assistants spotted the family of bears, putting the school into immediate lockdown at about 10:50 a.m.Holt said Issaquah police were on the scene along with Fish and Game and a bear sniffing dog.
She said the school would remain on lockdown until Fish and Game declared the area bear-free. The bears were being herded away from the school within a half hour.Holt said this is the second time a bear has visited the campus.