Bear on campus puts Issaquah Valley Elementary into lockdown
October 10, 2012
NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 10, 2012
A bear and three cubs paid a surprise visit Wednesday to Issaquah Valley Elementary School, prompting administrators to put the building into lockdown.
The unwelcome guests were spotted in the front yard of the school’s campus in downtown Issaquah.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife was called in and officers, with the help of bear-sniffing “super dog” Mishka, cleared the area. With the bears gone, all school functions returned to normal.
Report a potentially dangerous wild animal to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Dangerous Animal Hotline at 1-800-477-6224. Call 911 for emergencies.