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Two Emerson Gridly Elementary students are recovering after they were attacked by a neighborhood dog on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened just as the students were let out of school, around 2:30 pm. 

A black Akita dog that weights about 85 pounds got loose from its owner's home and attacked two students, a boy and a girl. One child was bitten in the face. 

"The boy, he had a bloody face. The dog came right at him,"  said Damariani Grady, 8, who saw the incident take place.  "The dog came jumping right on the kid and just took him down," she said. 

The owner of the dog, Kelly O'Leary lives right behind the school across the street. Two of her kids also attend Emerson Gridly. 

 "This is very shocking to me, he's never, ever bit anybody ever," O'Leary said. "I'm sorry, I'm very sorry. I never intended any of their children to get hurt. It's breaking my heart that a little child got hurt." 

O'Leary said their dog loves playing with their kids and never even growls at them. 

The family does keep a "beware of the dog" sign in their window. 

The two injured students were taken to UPMC Hamot. Information about their condition was not released. 


 

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