Wednesday, February 15, 2017

HAMDEN CT - AN AMERICAN BULLDOG ESCAPED ITS OWNER'S CAR AND ENTERED A SCHOOL WHERE IT ATTACKED A CHILD AND A TEACHER WHO CAME TO THE CHILD'S AID


A 5-year-old student and a teacher were injured after being bitten by a dog that got loose inside of Helen Street School on Wednesday morning, according to police.
Police and the Hamden Animal Control Division responded to the school, located at 285 Helen Street, at about 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 on the report of a dog bite.
Capt. Ronald Smith said investigation revealed that Leon Mitchell, 46, of Hamden, was transporting his child to school.
“Upon arrival, Mitchell’s 7-MONTH-OLD AMERICAN BULLDOG  escaped from his vehicle and entered the school,” Smith said in a press release. “Once inside, the canine bit a 5-year-old student in the leg. A teacher attempted to gain control of the canine. She too was bitten and sustained an injury to her finger.”
Smith said another teacher was successful in removing the dog from the child.
The 5-year-old student was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for medical treatment.
The Animal Control Division has transported the dog to the North Haven Animal Shelter for an off-property quarantine, according to Smith.
Smith said the dog will be quarantined at the shelter for a state-mandated 14 days. The Animal Control Division is continuing the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Animal Control Officer Christopher Smith at (203) 230-4080.

http://wtnh.com/2017/02/15/dog-escapes-from-vehicle-bites-student-teacher-inside-hamden-school/

3 comments:

I want a cute purse said...

I see dogs in cars in the car line at my kids' school ALL the time. Uuuum, why the hell are dogs in the car every second? We love our dogs but they are not part of our morning drop off routine. I don't want my kids going to school covered in slober and dog hair! CAN WE GET SOME SEPARATION BETWEEN HUMANS AND DOGS FOR 5 SECONDS?? It's ridiculous and inappropriate that dogs accompany on every outing. I mean, restaurants, hair salons, Bass Pro Shops Santa, gynecologist (in not kidding). They are animals!!! Now, don't even get me started on pitbulls... that's a whole new level.

Anonymous said...

I saw a dog in a car at O'Hare airport to pick someone up. How stupid! I get stressed out just driving in traffic, let alone ORD's traffic. Add a dog in the mix and I'd probably go ballistic. All I could think of is someone accidentally letting the dog out of the car and then what?

Why is a bulldog's first inclination to bite? I think the worst a Golden Retriever would do is knock a 5-year-old down. I can't help but think that Leon Mitchell's "bulldog" was just trying to emulate those rascally pit bull nanny dogs.

Dayna Hamilton said...

Yet another story of a pit invading another property to go on the attack. MOST dogs would be terrified of all the noise and a strange place, they'd go the opposite direction. Not pits though.