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A five year old boy from Northern Ireland remains in hospital this morning after he was mauled by a dog at his school in County Antrim.
He was taken to the Ulster hospital in Dundonald for treatment.
The school where a five-year-old boy was bitten by a dog have released a statement saying the incident was "extremely distressing".
"Our thoughts are with the child and his family" the statement from Carniny Primary School concluded.
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.
A five-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after he was mauled by a dog in County Antrim.
The attack occurred at Carniny Primary School on the outskirts of Ballymena. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.