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Family suing Bakersfield City School District over dog attack at Wayside Elementary School set to be in court

Posted at 9:33 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 15:27:03-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The case against the Bakersfield City School District accusing it of being responsible for an incident where a dog attacked an 8-year-old girl will be in court in November for a status conference. The trial date is expected to be sometime in late 2020.

In August a complaint was filed against the district after Leilani Rivera was allegedly attacked by a dog during a visit to her classroom at Wayside Elementary. The family claims that a volunteer with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools failed to supervise the dog in a safe manner.

The family also claims the dog should have never been allowed in the school. They are now suing the Bakersfield City School District for personal injuries and damages.