Boy, 5, bitten by dog on way to South Columbus Elementary

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 5, 2013 

A mother reported that her 5-year-old son was bitten by a dog on his way to South Columbus Elementary Monday morning, according to a Columbus Police Department report.

The mother told police that at about 7:45 a.m. her son was walking near their apartment at the Eagles Trace complex with some other children on their way to school. When a brown dog with white ears came up to the group, the boy petted its back. The dog then jumped up on the 5-year-old. When the child pushed the dog away, it bit his left thigh, leaving a small bite mark.

Police were unable to find the owner of the dog. The child was taken to the Medical Center for treatment by his mother.

Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service