Unexpected Visitor Puts Fallston High School On Brief Lockdown: Bear Sighted On Grounds


Fallston High School. (Credit: Google/ Google Maps)

FALLSTON - Fallston High School went into a temporary lockdown on Monday when a black bear decided to put a "paws" on the school day.

An official communication from the school stated that all students and staff remained indoors as a safety measure. The school also assured parents that the regular dismissal process would be maintained, with school resource officers (SRO's) and staff overseeing the students' safety during their transition to buses.

"Good afternoon. Today, Monday, June 12, 2023, we went on a brief lockdown, keeping all students and staff indoors, when a bear was seen in the area of school grounds. Our dismissal will proceed as normal with SRO's and staff present to ensure the safety of students as they board buses. Students waiting to be picked up will remain in the building until their ride arrives. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unusual situation," the school wrote in an email.

This incident marks the fourth bear sighting in Maryland in the span of a week, with previous sightings reported in Carney, Hyattsville, and Columbia, MD.

The high school thanked everyone for their patience and understanding during this unexpected event.

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