• ‘It just dragged me:' Pit bull bites third-graders after escaping from Seattle home

    By: KIRO7.com

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    SEATTLE -

    pit bull escaped a Seattle home and bit a third-grade girl inside nearby St. Therese Catholic Academy on Thursday. 

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    St. Therese Catholic Academy is an elementary and middle school.

    “(It) jumped on one of my friends and started attacking me,” said Doris Dickerson, the 8-year-old who was attacked and bitten on her head and hand. “It just dragged me.”

    Dickerson is related to KIRO 7 reporter Michael Spears. Her mother took her to the hospital, where she spent much of the day. She was released Thursday night with stitches in her face and hand.

    All three students are expected to be OK.

    “Screaming and then my teacher was trying to get the dog away from me,” said Dickerson, who had been in a hallway on a bathroom break when the dog got inside the school.

    Police said two dogs managed to get loose from a nearby residence and entered the school grounds as students were ending their recess period. Two other students also received several minor bites. 

    Animal control investigators are conducting a follow-up investigation. Click here for more information on the incident from the Seattle Police Department.

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