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Dog euthanized after attack in Tampa

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Police say this dog escaped before attacking a group of people at Robinson High School Police say this dog escaped before attacking a group of people at Robinson High School
Police say a dog that attacked Robinson High School kids came from this home Police say a dog that attacked Robinson High School kids came from this home
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - A dog that injured two people at Robinson High School in south Tampa on Thursday morning has been euthanized.

The dog's owner, Vicente Jaimes, surrendered ownership of the pit bull mix to Hillsborough County Animal Safety and Enforcement late Thursday. Following an investigation, officials made the decision to have the dog euthanized due to the nature of the incident and the severity of the dog's injuries.

The dog was shot after charging at a police officer at the scene.

The dog first attacked 14-year-old Alen Velic at the school, then attacked a parent, Michelle Bennett, who witnessed the incident driving by and pulled over to try and help the students.

Police say the dog broke loose from a chain in a backyard at 4015 Mango Avenue.

Jaimes was issued civil citations for violations of the County’s Animal Ordinance regulating vicious dogs and an animal at large. He also received a citation for not having a current rabies registration for a second dog, and a notice to comply with the ordinance’s provisions against tethering.

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