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Bear cub causes late dismissal at Meriden school

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A bear cub was spotted near a Meriden school on Thursday. (DEEP) A bear cub was spotted near a Meriden school on Thursday. (DEEP)
MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) -

Students at one elementary school in Meriden had to stay late because a bear cub was spotted nearby Thursday afternoon. 

Several parents reported seeing a bear on Bradley Avenue around 3 p.m. As a precaution, the dismissal at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School was delayed about 10 minutes and students stayed inside the building. 

School administration said they talked to several parents and School Messenger call will be sent to all parents on Thursday night. 

The baby bear was located and handled by authorities. 

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