A Rhode Island middle school was placed in lockdown when a bear was spotted wandering school grounds.
School officials say Hope Highlands Middle School in Cranston went into lockdown as a precaution at about 8:30 a.m. Monday.
Students were already inside for the day and there were no reports of encounters between the bear and students or staff.
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Ray Votto, chief operating officer of Cranston public schools, tells The Providence Journal that he's worked in the system along time and this is the first time a bear has caused a lockdown.