Black bear spotted near Allegany County school

SCIO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A black bear was spotted near an Allegany school Friday morning.

Scio Central Schools went into lockout mode as a precaution around 9:45 a.m. Friday after the bear was spotted walking on the roadway in front of the school.

This video was taken by a student.

Principal Dawn Race said that no students or staff were in danger.

The DEC was also notified. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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