Bear Delays Start of School in Jersey

Apparently the district didn't want its students eaten.

NBC 10 reports that “Phillipsburg High School in Warren County, N.J. opened 90 minutes late Friday morning after someone spotted a bear high up in a tree on the Hillcrest Boulevard campus.”

The Express-Times reports: “A black bear that took up residence overnight in a tree on the Phillipsburg High School campus was tranquilized about 9:45 this morning by a fish and wildlife officer and fell into a net.”

Classes were eventually re-opened, though an outdoor physical education class was canceled for the day. Authorities took three-and-a-half hours to tranquilize the bear and bring it down out of the tree.

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