Pit Bulls Injure 21 Kids And Teachers On School Playground

Three Ambulances parked outside the emergency center at Forest Hills Hospital, Queens, New York. (Photo by: Lindsey Nicholson/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A pair of dogs identified as “pit bull mixes” injured 18 students and 3 teachers during a harrowing playground attack at a Missouri middle school on Tuesday afternoon.
  • As reported by the Springfield News-Leader, chaos ensued at Willard Intermediate South when the two pit bulls ran onto the unfenced campus from the nearby neighborhood and began to attack the fifth- and sixth-graders.
  • Only six — three teachers and three students — were bitten, scratched, or otherwise wounded seriously enough to require immediate medical attention, and were taken to a local hospital via ambulance.

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