Dog hurts 2 students in elementary school

Posted at 7:08 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 07:08:11-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR/CNN) - A metro school is on alert after a vicious dog attacked students in a classroom. 

Parents at Quail Creek Elementary are pretty freaked out about the incident. Luckily, the kids only received minor injures, but school district officials said they'll be making some changes so this doesn't happen again in the future.

"That's awful. Inside the elementary school? That's unacceptable," said Becky Roten, who lives nearby.

Many people who live in the neighborhood are on edge.

Last week, parents received this letter from the principal, who wrote, "This morning a dog entered our building and was able to run into a pre-K classroom and injured two students."

"I don't know how the dog could get inside and to attack the children. That's pretty sad," said Zac Henderson, lives nearby.

The letter goes on to say, "School administrators immediately contacted district security and animal control to remove the dog from the property. The students involved sustained minor injuries."

"They need to have extra security there. They need to tell the parents and the students not to let dogs in the school," Roten said. 

How the dog got inside is unclear, but school officials are talking with the students about practicing animal safety. They're reminding area residents to keep their dogs safely secured at all times.

"You can't let them out running around by themselves. You never know what could happen," Henderson said.

School officials say making sure this doesn't happen again is a top priority.

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