Ga. school locked down following dog attack

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Public Schools officials say a student has been hospitalized after being bitten by dogs on a campus playfield.

School district spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green says a student who was bitten on the football field at The New Schools at Carver Monday afternoon suffered bite wounds to the face and has been taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Fulton County Animal Control officials say two rottweilers attacked the boy, but Atlanta Public Schools officials and police first reported that the teen was attacked by pit bulls.

The attack prompted a lockdown, which had been lifted as of 3 p.m. Green said the attack did not disrupt student dismissal.

It's unclear who the dogs belonged to, or how they got onto the football field.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)

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