The bear crossed through the school grounds before attempting to hide in a ditch near some railroad tracks. Authorities then darted the bear twice more. The bear was described as being a four year old male that weighed about 230 pounds. Sergeant Ted Jackson and others believe the bear's thick fur and deep layer of fat prevented the darts from penetrating deep enough into the body. 'We don't know how much [sedative] got in," Jackson told the media.