Dog attacks students at school bus stop, then it gets on the bus, Texas district says

An unleashed dog attacked students and a school bus driver while at a Texas district’s bus stop, officials said.

The bus driver noticed the dog was biting students in a Houston neighborhood before school Wednesday, Oct. 25, according to a news release from the Aldine Independent School District.

“Upon seeing the dog biting students at a bus stop, the bus driver honked to scare away the dog and tried to allow students on the bus to get them to safety,” the district said. “During this time, the dog was able to get onto the bus for a short period of time.”

Emergency Medical Services and the district police department responded to the scene.

Two students and an adult were taken to area hospitals “for further assessment,” the district said, and the dog was found at its home.

“Animal control advised its owner on protocols that must be followed to ensure the community’s safety,” school officials said.

Following “allegations of a weapon being discharged to scare off the animal,” district police investigated and learned a person had shot the dog, according to the release. The district did not say who shot the dog or provide a condition for the dog.