OKLAHOMA CITY – Quail Creek Elementary parents received a letter from administrators last week regarding a dog getting into the school and injuring two students.
"That's awful. Inside the elementary school, that's unacceptable,” said Becky Roten, who lives in the neighborhood.
Roten and many others around the neighborhood are on edge following the alarming incident at Quail Creek Elementary.
Last week, parents received the letter from the school’s principal who wrote, “This morning, a dog entered our building and was able to run into a Pre-K classroom and injured two students.”
"I don't know how the dog could get inside and to attack the children, that's pretty sad,” said neighborhood resident Zac Henderson.
The letter goes on to say “School administrators immediately contacted district security and animal control to remove the dog from the property. The students involved sustained minor injuries.”
"They need to have better security there. They need to tell the parents and the students not to let dogs in the school,” Roten said.
How the dog got inside is unclear, but school officials are talking with the students about practicing animal safety, and they’re reminding area residents to keep their dogs safely secured at all times.
"You can't let them out running around by themselves. You never know what could happen,” Henderson said.
Making sure this doesn’t happen again is a top priority for the school district. Officials tell us the dog seemed nice but most likely got freaked out in the classroom.