A bear has been spotted near Saanich’s Colquitz Middle and McKenzie Elementary schools. (File photo)

A bear has been spotted near Saanich’s Colquitz Middle and McKenzie Elementary schools. (File photo)

Bear spotted near Saanich’s Colquitz and McKenzie schools

SD61 warns parents to pick up kids

Greater Victoria School District SD61 has placed a ‘Hold & Secure’ on Colquitz Middle and McKenzie Elementary schools after a reported bear sighting in the Saanich neighborhood.

“Parents and guardians are asked to please pick their students up at the school,” says the school district in a tweet.

SD61 says school staff will remain on site until all students are safely dismissed.

We will update you with more information as it comes.

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