DOGS TO TEAR: Stray Pit Bull Gets Inside Charlotte Elementary School, Bites 7 Children As They Fled!
The sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy. Jeremias 15:3
Seven children were bitten and scratched Monday afternoon after a stray male pit bull got into a southeast Charlotte elementary school and began chasing students as they fled for cover.
All seven victims suffered minor injuries, but an ambulance was not called, officials said. The incident happened at Lansdowne Elementary School shortly before 1:30 p.m. The school, located between Providence and Sardis roads, is for children in kindergarten through grade five. Investigators said the stray dog, identified by animal control as a pit bull, first came into the school's playground area while the children were outside playing. When school staff escorted the students into the building, the dog followed and "chaos" ensued, said a spokesperson for Animal Care and Control. "Some of the children were frightened and were reacting by running and making noise," Animal Care and Control said in a statement. "The canine then became overstimulated by this reaction and began to jump on and bite some of the children. A teacher was able to confine the canine." Source