Saturday, December 15, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN OH - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND BEGAN ATTACKING 2 CHILDREN WAITING FOR A SCHOOL BUS

WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

On Wednesday morning just before 7, a Youngstown City School bus driver was making her normal route.
The driver, Ashley Triplett, noticed two children who looked like they needed help at the intersection of Francisca and Guadalupe Avenues.
"I saw two children and I mean they looked like they were in distress," said Tripplett.
The young students were being attacked by a dog.
Even though they aren't students Triplett picks up each morning, she knew she had to help.
"I just started yelling for my attendant," said Triplett.
Viola Sheeler, the school bus aide, said she sprung into action.
She realized two kids were being attacked by a dog, so she grabbed a broom and umbrella from the bus, then jumped out to help the children.
"I called him (the dog) and he started to charge after me," said Sheeler. "So I hit him with the broom. I took the broom and just kept beating him, beating him, beating him."
She said the dog looked like it could have been a  PIT BULL.
The students were Stambaugh Charter Academy Students who were waiting for their own bus.  
While Sheeler was fighting off the dog, Triplett called for Youngstown City Police and an ambulance.
The young girls had been bitten by the dog.
Sheeler said it didn't appear to be too bad.
The Chief of Transportation for Youngstown City Schools said the bus driver and the aid did the right thing but believes adults should watch over children at the bus stops.
"We always encourage parents to accompany their children to the bus stop," said Colleen Murphy- Penk. "A lot of times there are multiple kids waiting at the bus stop and you know parents could take turns."
According to the bus driver and aide, the dog belonged to people in a nearby home and got out by accident.

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