Bear shot dead in China school

Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) A bear was shot dead on Monday after it broke into a school in China’s Heilongjiang province, police said.

Police in Raohe county received call that a black bear was in the No.3 Middle School, putting the lives of students in dormitories at risk, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The bear was growling. It appeared upset and dangerous,” a witness said. Several windows in the dormitory building and teaching building were smashed.

The students and residents living near the school were evacuated students before firing at the bear.

Raohe county is on the China-Russia border where an improved environment has given rise to tigers and bears crossing the border.

In August, a black bear, which was spotted swimming across the border river, was captured and released into the wild.

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