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Black bear visits Tri-Cities hospital, elementary school

Staff Report • Sep 5, 2009 at 12:00 AM

A black bear visited a hospital and an elementary school in the Tri-Cities this week, according to TriCities.com.

A large black bear showed up at Bristol Regional Medical Center's emergency room doors on Monday, then one made an appearance outside Blountville Elementary School on Friday.

Residents chased the bear between Food Country and the school, but officials who responded were unable to locate it.

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