Twelve youngsters are recovering after a canine assault at their elementary college playground in Tulsa despatched them to the hospital.
Some 28 third- and fourth-grade youngsters have been within the playground throughout recess when a pit bull entered by way of an open gate and began biting college students at Fillmore Elementary Faculty round 12:40 p.m., officers mentioned. The canine then made its method into the varsity itself, the place a trainer tackled it within the hallway.
“A number of college students at Fillmore ES have been bitten by a canine who entered the playground,” tweeted the school simply earlier than 1 p.m. “The canine is within the custody of OKC Animal Management; we’re grateful for the short motion of first responders.”
5 of the injured youngsters have been transported to Youngsters’s Hospital at OU Medical Heart and 7 have been taken by their mother and father, reported KOKH FOX25 Information. Wounds have been superficial and ranged from canine bites to scrapes and cuts because the panicked youngsters tried to get away.
“The canine got here on and began to assault among the youngsters, after which after all the youngsters started to scream and panic, which excited the canine and scared the canine much more, so his pure intuition was to maintain biting and going after the youngsters,” mentioned Oklahoma Metropolis Hearth Division Capt. David Macy, in keeping with NBC affiliate KFOR News4.
The canine was taken into custody by Oklahoma Metropolis Animal Welfare, the tv station mentioned.
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