COVINGTON, Ga. -- Two children were bitten by a grey fox at Rocky Plains Elementary School in Covington.
The fox came onto the playground of the school at around 11:45 a.m. and bit two students at play, said Newton County Animal Control Director Teri Kay-Hooson.
The fox bites punctured the skin of both students.
Brian Stephen, who teaches 4th grade at Rocky Plains, told 11Alive that when the fox appeared on the playground, he started darting around the children who were at recess.
The teacher who was out with the kids called the kids to get back, but the fox had singled out one of the 6-year-old students and bit him, Stephen said.
A paraprofessional kicked the animal off the child, but the fox then bit a second student, also a 6-year-old boy. The parapro kicked the fox off that student, too. It was after the second bite when the fox ran off back into the woods.