A rabid fox bit an 11-year-old girl who was watching football practice and scratched a man who was trying to fend off the fox at Kennedy Middle School in Charlotte Tuesday. Police believe the same fox bit two preschoolers at the Primrose school earlier in the day.
The fox tested positive for rabies and all exposed victims have started post-exposure prevention, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control.
When an officer made it to the school Tuesday, he found the fox underneath the metal bleachers. He shot and killed it because it was acting aggressively, police say. Animal control took the dead fox, and are working with the Health Department to take rabies precautions.
CMS says students at Kennedy Middle School were kept indoors all day Wednesday as a precaution.
There have been 15 confirmed cases of rabies in Mecklenburg County in 2015.
9 raccoons, 2 bats, 3 foxes and 1 skunk.
Catawba County reported it's seventh confirmed case of rabies in 2015 Wednesday.
On Sunday the Catawba County Animal Services received a call for a citizen saying a raccoon showed up in her yard and was acting strange before a someone at the home shot the animal.
The woman told animal services after the raccoon was shot their dog attacked the raccoon. The remains of the raccoon were sent to the NC Public Health Laboratory in Raleigh where it tested positive for rabies.
The dog is not up to date on it's rabies shot so it was placed in quarantine at the animal shelter.