Child bitten by Winnipeg police dog during school visit

A Winnipeg police dog has been removed from service after police say a child was bitten during a school visit Wednesday.

A Winnipeg police K9 unit was at Samuel Burland School as part of a classroom visit when police say a student was bitten by a police dog around 11 a.m.

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The child was injured and received medical care before being taken to hospital, police said in a release later in the day Wednesday.

Police did not give details about the child’s age or release any further information about their condition.

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Samuel Burland School is a kindergarten to Grade 8 school at 900 St. Mary’s Rd. in St. Vital.

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Police described the dog as a “single-purpose drug detection dog” that’s “not trained in aggression or apprehension.”

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Police say they are investigating.

The dog has been taken out of active service until the review has been completed, police said.

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