New details following dog attack at Pilot Elementary School

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- New details are emerging after a dog attacked an elementary school student at Pilot Elementary School during an after-school program Tuesday.

Pilot Elementary School Principal Kimberly Fleming said about 20 students were outside at the time when the two dogs, a pit bull and a Great Dane, began to chase them.

She said she is thankful for the quick action of the group leaders within the After-School Care Enrichment Services program.

“They were superheroes yesterday, they have not had official training, however, they are focused on keeping our boys and girls safe. So at any time they notice an animal, a visitor, that’s not recognizable or hasn’t signed into the front office they know to contact administration and when necessary, like yesterday, to contact 911,” Fleming said.

Greensboro police said the 9-year-old girl was bitten on her right hand and suffered punctures on both legs. She was treated on scene by Guilford County Emergency Services.

Animal Control Supervisor Officer Patterson said the pit bull has been place under a 10-day quarantine at the shelter. The dog’s owner is responsible for the $200 boarding fee during that time and has been given a $100 “running at large” citation.

Following the quarantine it is up to the Animal Control Supervisor and Interim Director Clarence Grier if further charges will be given. The veterinarian at the shelter will also determine if the dog is aggressive.

The Great Dane is under the care of the owner.

Following potential charges, Officer Patterson said three things could take place, the owner must build a safe structure for maintaining the dog, the shelter gains control of the animal for either adoption or euthanization.