One boy was going to be late to my lesson, so his friend told me that he had encountered a bear on the way to college.
It was unfortunate that their stories matched, as I now trust neither of them and they both run the risk of being late to lessons with no excuses I am likely to believe.
On the plus side, I saw no bears on my trip to the zoo today, but did get up close to a lion, some monkeys and giraffes. This is the reason that my lesson planning is running behind. Sorry class.