Kindergartner bitten by police dog talks to WBTV | News
SALISBURY - Little Nazir Lowe loves to run around and play and even hammed it up for our camera on Saturday.
But try and get him to talk about what happened at his school on Friday and the young boy doesn't want to say much.
"I don't like big dogs," Nazir reluctantly told WBTV's Kay Johnson.
Nazir pointed to the area of his neck and ear where a police K-9 bit him and tore off part of his ear on Friday at Koontz Elementary School.
This Belgian Malinois named Baks was part of a demonstration put on by the Salisbury Police Department at Nazir's elementary school.
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Police say an officer had Baks on a short leash and was allowing the kids to pet the dog.
Nazir was the last in line to take a turn and when he started to walk away the dog jumped up and bit him.
"I received a phone call at work," Nazir's mother told WBTV. "It was my mother telling me I needed to rush to the hospital because my son had be bit by a dog at school.
Nazir's mom Kawana Gaither says she was shocked by the news - one because she never knew the demonstration was going on in the first place.
"When they have stuff they usually send permission slips home to make sure the child can do it, not allergic to anything," she added.
Baks has been taken out of service and police chief Rory Collins says no more demonstrations will be done until procedures are reviewed to determine if changes are needed.
For Nazir's family..they say it's too little too late for their son physically and emotionally.
"Very upset. It shouldn't have even happened," said Nazir's grandfather Herbet Hairston. "Then they justified the dog was on a short leash. It doesn't matter what leash it was on. He attacked that baby and that shouldn't ever happened."