Winnipeg police dog bites student

Winnipeg police dog bites student

A Winnipeg dog of the K-9 unit has been removed from active duty, says the city’s police Service.

Samuel Burland School in Winnipeg's South St. Vital neighbourhood

A student at Samuel Burland School in Winnipeg was bitten by a member of the Winnipeg Police Service’s K-9 unit on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, according to a letter from the school’s principal.

A Winnipeg elementary school student was taken to hospital after being bitten by a police dog Wednesday morning.

Winnipeg police were visiting Samuel Burland School in South St. Vital, when a child was bitten by a dog of the K-9 unit around 11 a.m.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded, and the student was provided medical attention at the school.

The student’s parents were informed about the altercation and came to the school. The students went to the hospital as “an additional precaution,” principal Ross Cathers wrote in a memo to parents.

Cathers sent the letter to all student’s parents and guardians.

He said the school’s administrators and student services teachers, plus the Louis Riel School Division’s clinical services staff will support students and staff.

The canine is a drug detection dog and not trained in aggression or apprehension, according to police.

The dog has been removed from active service until a review has been completed.

Winnipeg police and the school division are investigating the incident.

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