Bear Delays Start of North Jersey School
A bear in a tree delayed the start of school Friday morning at a high school in North Jersey.
NBC 10 reports early arrivals at Phillipsburg High School spotted a black bear in a tree high above the entrance to the school on Hillcrest Boulevard and Route 22.
School officials decided to delay the start of school as a New Jersey Fish and Game team tried to lure the bear down from the tree but wound up using a tranquilizer gun according to 69 News. They caught the 95 pound female bear in a net and took her away in a pickup truck.
Superintendent George Chando told the newspaper he delayed the start of school as a precaution adding it was the first time a bear delayed the start of school.
- Bear in tree delays start at Phillipsburg HS / 69 News
- School Delays Opening Due to Bear in Tree / NBC 10
- Phillipsburg High School opens even as bear remains in tree on campus, official says / Express-Times