COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Two elementary school students in Newton County were bitten by a fox while they were on a playground Wednesday morning, animal control officials said.
The fox came onto the playground at Rocky Plains Elementary School in Covington and bit two 6-year-old boys, Newton County Animal Control Director Teri Key-Hoosen said.
The children were first treated by a nurse and were then taken by their parents to the Newton County Medical Center. They were undergoing precautionary rabies treatments Wednesday afternoon, Key-Hoosen told WSB-TV.
About 50 kindergartners were on the playground at the time of the attack and a teacher was able to kick the fox to get the animals off of the students, Newton County schools spokeswoman Sherri Davis Viniard told the Covington News (http://bit.ly/12v4DkR ).
It wasn't immediately clear how the fox was able to get onto the playground. Key-Hoosen said the animal retreated to the woods and a trap had been set for it Wednesday afternoon.
All outdoor activities were cancelled at the school about 35 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.