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An eight-year-old boy was bitten Friday by a pit bull that climbed aboard a school bus near 67th Avenue and Thomas.

The dog had made its way through the neighborhood running loose and had followed a group of students onto the bus. The driver attempted to close the door on the dog but it forced its way through the sliding doors. Around a dozen students were aboard when the first grade student was bitten in the leg. The teacher was also bitten by the dog, but both suffered only superficial wounds.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Gary Bradley told Fox 10 he gives kudos to the bus driver, who reportedly picked the student up to save it from the dog after he was bitten.

The Cartwright School District bus stopped near 63rd and Thomas so that the boy could be treated. The students were then transferred to another bus and the dog will be quarantined for 30 days to make sure it doesn't have rabies.

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