KIRTLAND, Ohio - Lakeland Community College Police are warning students and staff to be alert after several reports of bear sightings on campus.
Officers posted to the department’s Facebook page , that on Thursday, June 21, many people reported seeing a small, black bear on campus.
Lake Metropark Rangers have also received reports of this same bear.
Both agencies advise anyone that comes in contact with the bear—or any other wild animal—to not approach it. Instead, make a noise and head in the opposite direction. Once safe, notify authorities.
To help deter such sightings, officers strongly encourage students and staff to avoid feeding the bear deliberately or unintentionally by leaving food out.
Officers would like anyone that spots wild animals on campus to call the Lakeland Community College Police Department at (440) 525-7241.
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