Bears spotted near Newcastle Elementary School March 15

March 15, 2011

NEW — 4:30 p.m. March 15, 2011

Several people reported bear sightings near Newcastle Elementary School Tuesday.

“Please remember that bear sightings are not uncommon around Newcastle Elementary School,” school administrators wrote in an e-mail to parents after the sightings. “Bears have typically been spotted in or around the gully north of the school.

“This is the time of year that bears are waking up and foraging for food, so please use caution if you happen to come across one.”

If you see a bear and are concerned, call King County Animal Control at 206-296-7387.