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Boy dropped off at wrong stop, bitten by dog

March 15, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

SUGARCREEK TWP, Armstrong County — A mother says her son was bitten by a dog shortly after being dropped off at the wrong house by a substitute bus driver for the Karns City School District.

Jeanie Conley of Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County, said her son, a first-grade student at Sugarcreek Elementary School, was dropped off last Wednesday with another student in front of a house a couple miles from his actual home.

Conley said he was walking with the other student when he was bitten by a German Shepherd that was not on a leash. The dog bit his leg, breaking the skin and causing bruising. A woman who lives nearby came to the boy’s aide and called his mother, who picked him up and took him to ACMH Hospital where he received two staples to close the wound.

Eric Ritzert, Karns City school superintendent, confirmed that the student was dropped off at the wrong house by a substitute driver and was subsequently injured in an incident with a dog on the front lawn of a house.

“We need to do a better job ensuring that we get all the kids home to the proper locations,” he said. “It’s a terrible situation. You never want any students hurt or injured.”

A full story appears in the Butler Eagle.