School Plumbers Save Girl
UPDATE 06/19/08: Thanks to two school plumbers, 9-year old Simone Evans escaped serious injury in the recent pit bull incident. Bob Cruse and Eric Julson were working outside the school that morning when they saw a pit bull nipping at the heels of Evans. Cruse rushed her into the back of the truck while Julson called 911, all while trying to escape the dog.
06/17/08: West Seattle Has a Problem with Pit Bulls
Seattle, WA - In the third pit bull attack in West Seattle in as many months, a pit bull (or pit bull-mix) bit a girl at the playground of Lafayette Elementary School, causing a minor injury and sending the school into a temporary lockdown. School district maintenance workers fought off the dog until they could get the child to safety. She suffered a bite to the ankle and was back in school later in the morning.
The only breed of dog that sends a school into "lockdown" mode is a pit bull.
Officials believe the dog followed students to the school. As typical, the dog had no identification tag or microchip, and it will be quarantined for 10 days if its owner doesn't come forward. As typical, Seattle Animal Control said it is too soon to determine whether the dog will be euthanized. Like many US cities, attacking pit bulls in the City of Seattle -- that attack on school property no less -- have more rights than human being victims.
02/27/08: Police Shootings: Seattle Officer Shoots 2 Pit Bulls in Self Defense
02/22/08: Seattle Girl, 9, Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack