Skip to comments.Child bitten by pitbull on school bus in Phoenix
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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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.
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 ).
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.
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
;crip= wandering cursor :(
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.
Yeah, that would be the natural behavior of first graders. Not.
Pit bulls that are running loose should be ELIMINATED.
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.
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.
Chet 99 was a good friend of Pit bulls... are you mocking or impersonating him, so to speak — LOL
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.
pit bulls = dogs of peace
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.
In before the first kill ‘em all.
You have some brainy and responsible dogs there!
They also appear to be affected by excessive happiness!
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.
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