Boy Attacked By Dogs After Getting Off School Bus

Posted at 6:42 AM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 21:43:17-04

An 11-year-old boy was attacked by three dogs after getting off the school bus in Wilson County. 

The incident happened Monday afternoon in the 1200 block of West Richmond Shop Road in Gladeville. 

Wilson County Sheriff's Office officials said the boy was walking home from the bus stop when he was attacked by the dogs.

"He tried to get home, cause his backpack was way down there," Keith Fugate, a neighbor, said, referring to the end of the boy's driveway. 

Fugate lives right next door, and while he didn't see the incident happen, his step-son helped save the boy from the dogs. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, a yorkie first attacked the 11-year-old, followed by two rottweiler/pit bull mixes, which were estimated to be about 60 lbs. each. 

The dogs attacked the boy, even ripped off his shirt, according to Fugate. "His shirt was shredded like some razor blades hit it." 

The boy made it about halfway down his long driveway before being knocked over by the dogs, which were wearing shock collars, but it didn't stop them. 

Neighbors stepped in after they saw the dogs attacking the boy, fighting them off, and keeping them away with a shovel while they waited for help to arrive.

The boy was immediately taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment.

Officials with Vanderbilt said the boy was in stable condition as of Wednesday afternoon, and Fugate said the boy is lucky to be alive.

"You'd have to see the kid to know what I'm talking about," Fugate explained. "God knows how many stitches that guy got in him right now." 

Neighbors told News Channel5 the dogs in the attack have a history of violence, attacking and even killing another dog. 

All three dogs were euthanized with the owner, Jamie Bosch's consent. Investigators said they’re working with the District Attorney's Office to see if any charges would be filed.