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Bear sighting prompts restrictions at schools in north GA

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Hall County school officials say a bear sighting has prompted restrictions on outdoor activities at three schools in northwest Georgia.

Principal of Sardis Enrichment School Neil Yarrington told the Gainesville Times (http://bit.ly/16DdmGL ) that a parent reported seeing a bear while she was dropping her child off Tuesday morning. Yarrington says the parent told officials that the bear ran into nearby woods.

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is monitoring the situation and school safety coordinator, Lt. Earl Roach, says he thinks the bear is a younger one that may have gotten separated from its mother.

Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com

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