Dog mauls boy at primary school

A dog which mauled a five-year-old boy was being shown to schoolchildren as a last day of term treat, it has emerged. The boy was attacked in the playground of a primary school in Co Antrim this morning.

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Dog that mauled toddler a 'last day of term treat'

The principal of a primary school in Northern Ireland, has confirmed that a dog which attacked a five-year-old boy, was being shown to the schoolchildren as "a last day of term treat".

The boy who is receiving treatment in hospital was bitten on the face, while in the playground of Carniny Primary School, Ballymena. Four adults were present at the time of the incident. The dog has now been put down.

The dog was in a very controlled position. A number of children had the opportunity to stroke the dog and then suddenly the dog turned on the little child, as if it flicked its head to one side and caught the child in the face.

– Raymond Ross, Principal of Carniny Primary School
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