Dog bites 7 children inside Charlotte elementary school

- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Animal Control is searching for the owner of a pit bull, whose name is "Bro," after the dog managed to get inside a Charlotte elementary school Monday afternoon, and bit several children. 

Animal Control was called to Landsdowne Elementary School at 1:28 p.m. Monday, March 19 in reference to a "stray dog" on the property. 

Upon arrival, police discovered the dog came into the playground area while the children were outside on the playground. The children were escorted into the school by staff; however the dog managed to get inside the school. 

Some of the children became frightened inside and were running and making noise. This apparently overstimulated the dog who began to jump on and bite some of the children. 

A teacher was able to confine the dog and then contacted the dog's owner from the information on the collar tag. The owner picked up the dog Monday and left the school prior to Animal Control's arrival. 

Animal Control is now trying to locate the owner in order to confirm its rabies vaccination information. The dog is described as a silver and white male pit bull, medium to large in size. His name is "Bro." 

If anyone has information on this dog or owner, you're asked to please call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600. This incident remains under investigation. 

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