Officer shoots dog near school

Posted at 9:31 AM, Nov 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-24 11:31:43-05

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- Police say an officer shot a dog near an Idaho junior high school after it acted menacingly toward kids and a school employee.

The Lewiston Tribune reported that police say a bull terrier apparently threatened children and chased a teacher at Sacajawea Junior High on Monday morning.

Police say School Resource Officer David Gobbi cornered the terrier in the parking lot, where it attacked him. Gobbi shot it in the hip.

The dog crawled under a car after it was shot. The school was on lockdown for about an hour to prevent students from seeing the injured animal.

Police say the terrier was taken to a veterinarian and is expected to recover.

Lewiston Police Chief Chris Ankeny says the incident was regrettable but Gobbi reacted appropriately to a threat.