Carver HS student attacked by dog

6:46 PM, Oct 8, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Atlanta Animal Control officers have set up traps to catch dogs around Carver High School.

That's after a 16-year-old student at Carver in southeast Atlanta was attacked by a dog Monday afternoon.

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Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones says several dogs mauled student Azarius Lowe on the football field.

Kimberly Willis Green of Atlanta Public Schools said Lowe was bitten in the face by a dog and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. School officials had initially said the victim was a girl, not a boy.

Police said it was not clear who the dogs belonged to or how they got onto the football field. 

Carver High School and Slater Elementary School were briefly placed on lockdown Monday afternoon after the attack.

A dog was caught in Fairburn by Fulton County Animal Services Tuesday morning, after biting a 13-year-old boy in an unrelated incident.  Fulton County spokesperson Ericka Davis said that dog is an American Pit Bull Terrier.

Animal Services is asking Atlanta and south Fulton County residents to be on alert and report any stray dogs in the area.

 

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

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