Black bear tranquilized at Morro rock
Nearby school placed on lock down
A black bear was spotted near Morro Bay Rock Thursday.
A passerby reported the sighting at 6:30 a.m. to State Park officials.
Morro Bay High School, about a half-mile away, was placed on lock down for about an hour.
Department of Fish and Wildlife tranquilized the bear at 11:30 a.m. once they arrived on scene.
Officials are unsure where the bear came from.
The black bear weighed approximately 250 pounds. The bear was transported to California Valley to be released.
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