Bear returns to Fort Myers elementary school

Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 06:46:20-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Three Oaks Elementary School was placed on a partial lockdown Wednesday after a black bear was seen on school property, just days after a previous sighting.

The school is located off Estero Parkway.

Last Friday, the school was placed on lockdown when a bear appeared on campus.  FWC however says the bear posed no danger and it was left to wander off on its own.

Then on Wednesday, the school -- who's mascot is a bear -- was once again dealing with a bear that was seen on a boardwalked section of the campus, then later high up in a tree.  FWC has returned to the scene as well.

Wildlife officers were able to  tranquilize the bear and move it to a safer location.