The dog ate my homework might not fly as an excuse in the Northwestern Regional School District, but say the bear made you late and a couple school board members might back you up.
They even took photos to show that there was a beary good reason for their tardiness.
“The bear was going from house to house, going through trash cans,” Dan’s wife, Carlene Jerram, told the Register Citizen. “The bear takes the trash into the woods. ... It was a little crazy.”