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Video: Bear tasered after dash through schoolyard into apartment building

A bear interrupted an elementary school graduation before getting the shock of its life. KGET-TV's Kiyoshi Tomono reports.

A young bear scampered between two schools in Bakersfield, Calif., disrupting a graduation ceremony, before being cornered in an apartment building and tasered by an animal control officer, NBC station KGET reports.

"Some girls came in running, uh there's a bear in front of the school. It ran through the elementary school playground before heading to the apartments across the street," Teresa Arambula, principal of Garza Elementary, told KGET on Thursday. Her school is beside Sierra Middle School.


The animal, thought to be one to two years old, weighed about 125 pounds, authorities said. In the video above, officers struggle with the animal, which has a snare loop around its neck, before capturing it and returning it to the wild.

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