Bear sighting prompts lockdown at Altadena school
A charter school in Altadena was placed on lockdown after a bear sighting in the area, authorities said Thursday afternoon.
The lockdown at Aveson School of Leaders began about 2 p.m. and lasted about an hour, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
A search on the ground and from a helicopter by deputies, with the assistance of officers from the Pasadena Police Department, failed to to locate a bear.
Children were let out for the day after the lockdown was lifted, authorities said.