BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– An elementary school in Boulder was placed on lockout for a short time Monday afternoon because of a bear in the area.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

Flatirons Elementary School located at 1150 7th Street in Boulder was placed on lockout just after 2 p.m. Monday after the bear was spotted nearby. The lockout was lifted just before 3 p.m. when school ended for the day.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

Police in Boulder and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers were at 755 Clinton where they had located the bear.

Students were released because officials had surrounded the bear in a tree and were hoping the bear would wander off into the woods after sunset.

Additional Information from the Boulder Valley School District:

During a Lockout, students involved in outside activities are brought indoors. Learning and other activities continue as normal. BVSD will provide more information as soon as possible.

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