Students Sustain Minor Injuries After Being Bit by Dog at School, Animal Control Officers Conducting Follow Up Investigation

East Precinct officers and the Seattle Fire Department responded to reports of a dog bite on campus of a school this morning in the Madrona neighborhood.  Three students received minor injuries after being nipped or bit by the dog.

At approximately 10:40 am, officers responded to the school after receiving reports that students had been bitten by a loose dog on school grounds.  Two dogs had managed to get loose from a nearby residence and entered the school grounds just as a group of third graders were returning to class from recess.  One of the dogs jumped on one of the students and the student received several bites.  Two other students also received minor bites from the dog as well.   A school staff member heard the commotion and was able to separate the dogs from the children.  Fortunately, all of the injuries were considered to be minor.

The dogs returned home and animal control officers from the Seattle Animal Shelter responded and took the two dogs into custody.  Animal control investigators will conduct the follow up investigation.   More information about animal control investigations can be found here.