05/29/2013 10:32 EDT | Updated 07/29/2013 05:12 EDT

Bear spotted near Fredericton school

Fredericton Police are warning residents in the Kimble Drive area to be on alert after receiving a report of a bear sighting on Tuesday.

The bear was spotted on Tuesday afternoon near a construction site across from Bliss Carman Middle School.

Students who normally walk home from school were transported by bus as a precaution and outdoor after-school sports activities were cancelled.

Police say they have not received any further sightings but they are suggesting people use streets and sidewalks instead of the trails.

Last May, two bear cubs were rescued by firefighters in a similar area.