September 2013, Baker County, OR
Jordan Ryan, 5
Fatal pit bull attack
New information has been reported about the most recent pit bull fatality in Baker City. School Superintendent Walt Wegener confirmed that a dog attack took the kindergartner’s life on Friday. “He was dropped off for babysitting and ended up being taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead in the middle of the morning,” Wegener said. The school district has a four-days a week schedule for students, which is why the child was with a babysitter on Friday.
Though Baker City police haven’t released many details about the fatal attack, they did say the attack occurred at a home in the city (not the child’s) and a pit bull was involved. The sheriff’s office also told KTVB that the dog was impounded after the attack. Wegener believes police will release more information to the media “whenever police are ready.” Wegener said that school staff members have been notified and counselors will be ready at the schools on Monday. – DogsBite.org