GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A dog bit four students on the playground at Southwest Community Campus in Grand Rapids.
The dog came onto the playground Tuesday afternoon during recess and bit the students, according to a letter to parents from Southwest Community Campus Principal Carmen Fernandez.
Staff quickly moved children inside the school, but the dog followed, Fernandez wrote. Staff was able to contain the animal away from students without further injury.
Kent County Animal Control collected the dog at the scene at 801 Oakland Ave. SW.
All students were treated and their parents were contacted.
Grand Rapids Public Schools spokesman John Helmholdt confirmed there were five minor injuries consisting of bites, bruises and scrapes. No students required stitches.
It appeared the dog may have been trying to play with the students, Helmholdt said, but it chased them when they ran, and jumped on them.
Helmholdt said there has not yet been any word whether the dog's owner has been identified.
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