Today we have news of a tragic dog attack story in southwest Atlanta. Three children were attacked by loose pit bull dogs on the way to school. A young girl got injured and a young boy was killed in the accident.
Neighbors heard the attack and ran to assist, but the dogs had already done their damage. Clothes and school items were strewn across the scene. One of the dogs was shot by officers. The other was chased off by the neighbors.
F.L. Stanton Elementary released a statement about the incident:
“Atlanta Public Schools can confirm that two F.L. Stanton Elementary students walking to the bus stop were attacked by pit bulls. Both students were transported to Egleston Hospital. One student was transported back to Grady Hospital’s trauma unit and later passed away. The female student at Egleston is in stable condition. Atlanta Public Schools sent a crisis team to F.L. Stanton this morning to provide grief counseling for students and staff. Our deepest condolences go out to the family.”
The owner of the dogs has been arrested. No charges have been filed as of yet.
We at John Foy & Associates want to express our deepest condolences to the families of the children in this incident. Dogs must be well-trained to prevent attacks like this and we hope that the owner sees justice. We also hope the families are compensated for their loss. Our hearts go out to them.
If you choose to own a breed known for aggression like pit bulls, please ensure they are trained well and not neglected. Pet owners have a responsibility to control their animals.