Vicious dogs a concern for student safety at Tuba City schools. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

| January 25, 2017

By Rosanda Suetopka • Navajo-Hopi Observer

TUBA CITY, Ariz. — Several written requests have been submitted to Tuba City Unified School District (TCUSD) asking school bus drivers to drop students off in front of their homes because packs of dogs have either chased or tried to bite students who are coming to and from bus stops.

Two areas of Tuba City and Moencopi, specifically Hopi Housing and Urban Development housing east and an area near Coalmine Street, just past the Tuba City District Office and Tuba City Primary School, have been the site where the dogs are most aggressive in chasing the students as they step off the busses. If a student runs home, the dogs seem to get more aggressive.

TCUSD has said its highest priority is the safety and well-being of its students. Tuba City Transportation Director Orson Bigman suggested the following to help curb some of the confrontations between dogs and students.

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