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Son bit by dog on field trip. #16544360 10/19/21
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A couple of weeks ago my 11 year old son went on a field trip with school. 20 something kids and 2 teachers, went to some kind of adventure camp in the mountains with staff, etc. Was gone for a couple of nights.

When he got home, my wife picked him up at school and brought him home, I asked him how it was and he said he had a great time but that he was bit by a dog. First I heard of it, figured it must not have been an actual bite. I asked him if I could see it. He pulled down his shorts and holy chit...there's a 6-7" long bruise across the top of his thigh....2 rows of teeth marks black and blue, punctuated by two k9 marks that broke the skin.

I about lost it and called my wife over and she really did loose it. I asked him what happened. He was on a rope course and a large boxer-like mix belonged to one of the staff. Dog ran over jumped up and bit my son on the thigh and pulled him off the rope, unprovoked. Did it hurt? yes. Did he cry? yes for five minutes. Did anybody see it? yes one of his teachers and one of the staff. Did anybody look at it? no. What did they do with the dog? nothing. he was not put up. they just "held" him. Over the next 2 days he bit one of the teachers and chased a couple of other kids.

My wife immediately called the school principal. He called the other teacher, the one that was bit and did not see what happened to my son, and had him call us. This accomplished nothing because he basically said he didn't know what happened. The principal then emailed my wife and said let him know if there's anything else he can do.

That's what really pissed me off. At that point I looked up the county where this place was located, and made a 9:00PM call to the non-emergency dispatch and filed a report. A deputy called right back and took the report, drove out there to get information. When he went back the next day to put the dog in quarantine, the owner had fled the state with the dog, having got word of the report. They did get the vaccination records and the dog was vaccinated, which was my main concern other than getting the dog away from an adventure camp where it could continue to attack kids.

I fired of an email to the principal telling him what should have been done. File a report, make sure the kid is OK, notify the parents, get the dog away from the kids, etc.

My wife has basically lost confidence in the school. They have not apologized or advised they would take corrective action with the teach that saw this and did nothing. If the bite had been on bare skin he would be disfigured. On the neck, he could be dead. I can't imagine how people that phugging stupid to see that happen and do nothing could be left in charge of kids.

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Re: Son bit by dog on field trip. [Re: electram] #16544366 10/19/21
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It's pretty much home school or perish at this point in America.


Epstein didn't kill himself.

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Re: Son bit by dog on field trip. [Re: electram] #16544375 10/19/21
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WTH?? The school should have notified you IMMEDIATELY, and either taken him to the ER, or allowed you to come get him and take him there.

Spend a few hundred bucks on an “attorney letter”, and you’ll start getting answers a little quicker..

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Public school? Public funds paid for this trip?

Private school? Church School?

Private camp? Church Camp?

When does you school board meet, whether it's a public school or private you might consider attending and letting your concerns be known.

Decide what you want done about the situation and let them know.

Some places have news reporters that cover this type of thing if you're not getting results from your other efforts.


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Re: Son bit by dog on field trip. [Re: electram] #16544451 10/19/21
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Take a hickory stick to that dog and the owner when they ‘get back’

I bet the mutt had a bandana around its neck.

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Re: Son bit by dog on field trip. [Re: electram] #16544472 10/19/21
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It's a small private school. Kids have been really happy there. Started last year after their prior school closed. School stayed open all during covid with in person learning.
I feel like they are getting a good education. I told my wife we just need to let this play out for now. I have made our displeasure known. Won't trust them with either kid on a field trip unless wife is there. Maybe down the road an opportunity will arise to discuss face to face with principal and better gauge whether he gets just how infuriating this incident has been.

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Originally Posted by fburgtx
WTH?? The school should have notified you IMMEDIATELY, and either taken him to the ER, or allowed you to come get him and take him there.

Spend a few hundred bucks on an “attorney letter”, and you’ll start getting answers a little quicker..

Exactly.


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Swear out a warrant for Dog at Large

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Originally Posted by electram
It's a small private school. Kids have been really happy there. Started last year after their prior school closed. School stayed open all during covid with in person learning.
I feel like they are getting a good education. I told my wife we just need to let this play out for now. I have made our displeasure known. Won't trust them with either kid on a field trip unless wife is there. Maybe down the road an opportunity will arise to discuss face to face with principal and better gauge whether he gets just how infuriating this incident has been.


This is your own child.

Take charge, man.


Epstein didn't kill himself.

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Boxers already look like they’ve been hit in the face with a shovel.

Might as well oblige the fugger

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Thats wilder'n hell.


I reckon a complaint should be filed.

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Originally Posted by Valsdad

Decide what you want done about the situation and let them

This is key, IMO. And don’t back down.

Also 2 teachers to 20 something kids is not the proper ratio it seems.


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As a former 6A HS principal for more than a decade and then an Assistant Superintendent in a large Southern, conservative district, I advise you to make sure this is documented. Get an attorney. If nothing else, to make sure nothing like this ever happens again in that particular school.
Idiocy. Poor judgement. Neglect. At the very least.


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Glad your kids are getting a good education.

Hopefully they don't learn that shirking responsibility works for those supposedly responsible.

Maybe "down the road" should be like this week at the first available appointment, even if I had to miss work.

Good luck with it all.


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Originally Posted by Valsdad
Glad your kids are getting a good education.

Hopefully they don't learn that shirking responsibility works for those supposedly responsible.

Maybe "down the road" should be like this week at the first available appointment, even if I had to miss work.

Good luck with it all.



As long as his displeasure was made known, then?


Epstein didn't kill himself.

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Sorry about your boy.

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Glad your kids are getting a good education.

Hopefully they don't learn that shirking responsibility works for those supposedly responsible.

Maybe "down the road" should be like this week at the first available appointment, even if I had to miss work.

Good luck with it all.



As long as his displeasure was made known, then?



Not even my kid and I'm getting my dander up.

I have a HOCKEY game on the DVR I'm going to watch now.

That'll calm me down.


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In it is contentment
In it is death and all you seek
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Originally Posted by slumlord
Boxers already look like they’ve been hit in the face with a shovel.

Might as well oblige the fugger


Lmfao. Funny but true.


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Sorry to hear this and I hope your son heals up quickly.

Similar thing happened to my daughter a few years ago, except she was viciously bitten on her forearm by a feral mexican at her school. I raised Hell, but was stonewalled. My concern was that here in EP, the messikans who cross the border daily to attend our schools bring in all kinds of disease. Fortunately, she wasn't infected by some horrible messikan. Not only that but she was very young and I was pissed she had to experience such violence at her age.

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Dog's still alive?


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