According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, they were notified about a bear in the area of Highlands Ranch Parkway and Wildcat Reserve Parkway.
Deputies and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife were able to contain the bear near Silver Maple Circle and Silver Maple Road in Highlands Ranch.
The two other schools nearby - Thunder Ridge High School and Ranch View Middle School - were just on heightened alert since the bear was not on their campus.
The bear was later tranquilized by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and safely removed from the area. No injuries were reported.
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