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Bear On the Loose Sends 2 Schools Into Lockdown Mode

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It was a wild day in Canyon Country Monday morning thanks to a bear on the loose that ultimately had to be tranquilized.The bear was first spotted this morning wandering through the neighborhood in the vicinity of the 27000 block of Silver Oak Lane, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Santa Clarita Station.

Officials with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife caught up with the black bear near an apartment building before 10:30 a.m., reports the SCV Signal.

Just to be safe, Sulphur Springs School District put two schools—Golden Oak Community School and Fair Oaks Ranch Community School—on lockdown during the bear hunt, Superintendent Robert Nolet told the Signal.

The bear, described by law enforcement as "large," was subdued through the use of tranquilizer darts, and Sheriff's deputies gave the all clear signal soon after.

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No one was hurt during the bear hunt.