Greater Victoria School District SD61 has placed a ‘Hold & Secure’ on Colquitz Middle and McKenzie Elementary schools after a reported bear sighting in the Saanich neighborhood.
“Parents and guardians are asked to please pick their students up at the school,” says the school district in a tweet.
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
SD61 says school staff will remain on site until all students are safely dismissed.
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