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Child bitten by pitbull on school bus in Phoenix
KTAR ^ | February 24th, 2012 | Clayton Klapper

Posted on 02/25/2012 9:19:45 AM PST by george76

An eight-year-old boy was bitten Friday by a pit bull that climbed aboard a school bus near 67th Avenue and Thomas.

The dog had made its way through the neighborhood running loose and had followed a group of students onto the bus. The driver attempted to close the door on the dog but it forced its way through the sliding doors. Around a dozen students were aboard when the first grade student was bitten in the leg. The teacher was also bitten by the dog

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; pitbull; pitbulls

1 posted on 02/25/2012 9:19:52 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Kids probably mobbed the dog and just about any dog would bite in that situation.

I say that as someone who is no fan of pit bulls.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 9:22:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Why blame the victims ( the pit bull forced its way onto a school bus ) ?

The owner should control his pit bull ( fence, leash, or such ).


3 posted on 02/25/2012 9:34:14 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Its not blaming the victims to point out a common sense fact but I do agree that the owner was ultimately at fault.

I’m just assuming that when the dog got on the bus it got real chaotic and real loud real fast.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 9:40:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: george76; cripplecreek

That area is rife w/dogs that run loose secondary to fences in state of disrepair, burglars who open yard gates and return to burglarize after dogs have left, etc. The people who allow their dogs to run loose generally don’t obey other laws, either. Graffiti, meth labs, trash strewn all over the place, gunfire at all hours of the day and night—lovely place.;crip


5 posted on 02/25/2012 9:40:27 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

;crip= wandering cursor :(


6 posted on 02/25/2012 9:42:18 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

Its a rare sight to see a dog running loose in my little town. My dogs have a fenced half acre to run in and don’t even leave the yard if the get gets left open somehow.

I left the gate open a few weeks back and forgot it for about a day. I could see from the tracks in the snow that one of the dogs took a few steps outside the gate and came back in.


7 posted on 02/25/2012 9:47:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: george76
Back in the day before PC, the original Boy Scout handbook had this to say with re: how to cope with a vicious dog. Mad Dog The first thing to do is to kill the mad dog at once. Wrap a handkerchief around the hand to prevent the dog's teeth from entering the flesh and grasp a club of some kind. If you can stop the dog with a stick you should hit him hard over the head with it, or kick him under the jaw. A handkerchief held in front of you in your outstretched hands will generally cause the dog to stop to paw it before he attempts to bite you. This will give you an opportunity to kick him under the lower jaw. Another way suggested is to wrap a coat around the left arm and let the dog bite it; then with the other hand seize the dog's throat and choke him. {261} ----- See page number 261 for reference.
8 posted on 02/25/2012 10:41:47 AM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, that would be the natural behavior of first graders. Not.


9 posted on 02/25/2012 10:47:02 AM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: george76

Pit bulls that are running loose should be ELIMINATED.


10 posted on 02/25/2012 10:54:20 AM PST by Revel
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To: george76

I suspect that this happened in one of the worst parts of town, where folks train their pitbulls to bite strangers as a matter of self-defense. Might have been a drug dealer’s dog, since they often use them to keep hard-up customers from breaking in and stealing drugs.

Presumably it ran loose in the house or apartment, and managed to get out the door in the same sort of way it got into the bus.


11 posted on 02/25/2012 11:01:44 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: george76

I think if I were the owner I would put the dog down. That is strange behavior—not the escaping but the determination to get on the bus and then bite more than one person.

Years when kiddo was still in school our GSD would open the gate to try and go with him. Anyhow, one day I had her out back to potty and she got out—I found her at the school running to different windows peeking in them trying to find kiddo. Embarrassing!

Only once did she ever try a biting type thing. The boys were running around rough-housing in yard and she grabbed the boy chasing kiddo by the seat of the pants and wouldn’t let go. She didn’t bite him though, just held onto his drawers. The boys laughed themselves silly over it.


12 posted on 02/25/2012 11:08:56 AM PST by Irenic
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To: george76

Chet 99 was a good friend of Pit bulls... are you mocking or impersonating him, so to speak — LOL


13 posted on 02/25/2012 11:24:55 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I will bet the Lawyers are lined up outside that boy’s home ready to file suit. First I would start with the School District which is supposed to provide safe transportation. Next would be dog owner. People should be able to shoot that type of dog on sight.


14 posted on 02/25/2012 11:36:33 AM PST by BooBoo1000 (Success is not caused by Spontaneous Combustion", You have to set yourself on fire,)
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15 posted on 02/25/2012 11:56:40 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: george76

pit bulls = dogs of peace


16 posted on 02/25/2012 12:43:42 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (THE Priority: Repeal Obamacare or lose your nation)
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To: cripplecreek

67th and Thomas isn’t one of the best parts of town. This was likely a guard dog gotten loose, not the nice kind of pit bull you let frolic with children.

If I had to bet, this dog would have gone for a solitary person if he/she wandered into the dog’s zone. Mobbing not required.


17 posted on 02/25/2012 12:51:39 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: george76

IBTFK’EA

In before the first kill ‘em all.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 1:01:38 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: cripplecreek

You have some brainy and responsible dogs there!


19 posted on 02/25/2012 2:04:49 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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They have a good life and know it. No need to go afield. One thing I have done is refuse to walk them around town. I don't want them familiar with outside the yard. They have plenty of room here and if I take them somewhere I drive.

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20 posted on 02/25/2012 2:15:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

They also appear to be affected by excessive happiness!


21 posted on 02/25/2012 5:40:18 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy
Followed by bouts of extreme drowsiness.

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22 posted on 02/25/2012 5:49:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: george76

For a conservative community, I am surprised by how many Freepers buy into the media spin on pit bulls and see them as demonic animals. They are dogs first, and like any dog they are a reflection of their training, management and living conditions.

Dogs of ALL breed bite and attack. But when a lab or poodle is the attacker, it is either: A) NOT reported by the media at all, or B) IF it is reported, the breed name is never mentioned, it is simply called a “dog” attack. “Pit bull attack” is a salacious headline that the media jump on, and as conservatives who have watched so many of our representatives dragged through the media mud, we should all be familiar with (and disgusted by) this biased media tactic. Additionally, most people (animal control officers included) cannot properly identify an American Pit Bull Terrier; so often they are misidentified in media reports (American Bulldogs, Dogo Argentina, Cane Corso, Boxers, etc. are just a few of the breeds commonly mistaken for pit bulls), without ever recieving retractions for the error.

Dog bites and attacks occur due to a variety of circumstances (an unsocialized, unaltered dog, a sick or unhealthy dog left to roam, a provoked or frightened dog, etc), none of which can logically or scientifically be explained by or blamed on the dog’s breed alone. A dog managed improperly, abused, unsocialized, or raised to fear humans, is ultimately a victim too.

I could go on and on about this because as an owner of an American Pit Bull Terrier, I often face criticism and discrimination, despite the fact that I am a RESPONSIBLE owner, whose dog is a member of the family and is trained, socialized and always well-mannered and on-leash in public.

I despise the shady individuals who have done so much damage to this fantastic breed with such unimaginable cruelty and mistreatment, and I deplore the media who have maligned the breed with their inaccurate and sensationalized reporting.

They are AMERICAN Pit Bull Terriers. How entirely UN-AMERICAN to attempt to ban an entire breed, and tell me what type of dog I can and cannot own. And for people to demonize an entire breed based on falsehoods and media-infused fear, is just absurd and sad.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 2:33:51 PM PDT by SRBConservative
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