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Two Bears Showed Up To A SoCal School Before Ditching For A Neighbor's Pool

Bear on the loose. (Photo courtesy of Pasadena Rosebud Academy)
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Pasadena Rosebud Academy in Altadena got some unexpected visitors on Tuesday morning when a mother bear and her cub were found wandering the school's hallways.

The bears were discovered in the school's open-plan hallways between 9:45 and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Pasadena Rosebud Academy director Shawn Brumsfield told LAist, adding that school officials originally saw only the mother bear before discovering her cub in a trash can.


Mama bear and cub, pictured here in trash can. (Photo courtesy of Pasadena Rosebud Academy)
Once the bears were spotted, the Altadena charter school went into a temporary lockdown lasting approximately 45 minutes, Brumsfield estimated. Oak Knoll Montessori’s Loma Alta campus, which shares space with Pasadena Rosebud Academy, was also placed on lockdown, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. According to Brumsfield, the bears peacefully exited school grounds by walking over to the playground and hopping a fence. They then "went into somebody's backyard with a pool," which objectively rules. Kids, take a lesson from this mother-cub ditch day— school is for fools.

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The two bears managed to grace several Snapchat Stories before departing campus, because it's 2017, and if your bold, Ferris Bueller-esque escape from school isn't captured for posterity, did it even really happen?


Spotted: bear on campus. (Photo courtesy of Pasadena Rosebud Academy)