by TImothy Rutt
Students at Cleveland Elementary School were dismissed and John Muir High School went into "precautionary modified lock down" this afternoon when a large bear was spotted on Arroyo Boulevard near the Rose Bowl.
Nixle alerts from the Pasadena Unified School District and Altadena Sheriff Station went out this afternoon following reports of the bear.
According to a message from the Altadena Sheriff Station, the bear was tranquilized at about 4:55 PM by California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers, and will be transported back into the mountains.
UPDATE 5:15: Altadena Sheriff Station sent out a Nixle alert contradicting their earlier one -- the bear has not been darted, is not being transported, but apparently is still wide awake and being observed by CDFW officers.