WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - Wilbraham police were called to the Mile Tree Elementary School on Main Street Thursday afternoon, after a black bear was seen in the area.
A Wilbraham police dispatcher told 22News that the school was not put on lockdown, but police were just there to ensure that the students get home from school safely.
The students have since returned home.
Black bear sightings are common at this time of year across western Massachusetts, particularly in suburban or rural communities.