Despite familiarity with bear and love for the animal among the kids, what happens when it really enters your school?
A bear just visited the school ground in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday on its morning walk but panic stricken students ran for life to escape and the resultant stampede injured many of them and not the bear.
“A bear entered the Imam Abu Hanifa Memorial Institute in Rajpora (Pulwama) today, creating panic among the school children,” a police officer told IANS.
Two children suffered injuries when the bear tried to attack them while 24 children were injured in a stampede triggered by panic and fear. The injured children were immediately taken to a nearby hospital and given first aid.
The bear soon ran away, rather escaped from the people who were seen shouting and shooing it away, said initial reports.