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Child Victims Recovering After Pit Bull Attack

Posted May 5, 2005

— Two Wake County elementary school students are recovering from a pit bull attack that happened while they waited at their bus stop Tuesday morning.

The children were waiting for the bus at the corner of Whistling Way and Labrador Drive when the dog attacked a 5-year-old Tajh Harper.

In response to the attack, 10-year-old Asia Brantley tried to fight off the dog, now in custody of Wake County Animal Control. That is when the dog turned from the boy to her.

"I'm feeling brave and courageous because I did the right thing and everybody is happy for me," Asia said.

Bus driver Sharon Jeffreys finally stopped the attack by hitting the dog with a broom.

Parents of both children say the kids are very shaken. Both children were treated and released from the hospital.

The students attend Forestville Road Elementary in Knightdale, said Bill Poston, a Wake County Schools spokesman.

Wake County Animal Control is investigating the attack.

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