A 200-pound bear that was “suffering and in distress, breathing heavily” was euthanized Monday in west Colorado Springs, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported.

The agency’s officers responded to reports of a bear “acting strangely” near an elementary school on the city’s west side and found the sow, the agency tweeted. The bear and her two 60-pound cubs were tranquilized, and the mother was euthanized.

The cubs will be released.

“Officers assessed the tranquilized sow for injuries and disease,” the agency tweeted. “A sick/injured sow acting erratically is too dangerous to be left in a residential area near a school. A necropsy will be performed on the sow.”

No further information was released Monday.

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