Black Bear Spotted at Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA - Students at Lynchburg College got an interesting alert Wednesday morning.

Around 8:20 a.m., a college staff member spotted a black bear crossing Lakeside Drive close to the main campus entrance. They say the bear was headed in the direction of College Lake.

A text message alert was sent out to students at 8:45 a.m. saying a bear had been spotted and to be on the lookout.

The bear has yet to make another appearance.

College officials notified animal control of the sighting.