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TERRELL, Texas — The Terrell Police Department is searching for a brown and white pit bull that attacked eight children as they awaited their school bus last Friday morning.

According to a press release Wednesday night, police and animal control officers have exhausted all their leads and information and have been unable to locate the animal or identify its owner.

"It is very imperative that this animal be located so it can be quarantined and monitored for rabies by Animal Control Officers along with the process of proceeding with the necessary legal hearings regarding this Dangerous Dog incident as required by State Law," read the release.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m., on Friday, May 10, 2019, at the main entrance to the Heather Lane Apartments. There, police say they responded to a 911 call about a brown and white pit bull attacking the children as they awaited their school bus.

Eight children, of various ages, were injured. Some of the children were taken to the hospital.

"We are asking for the public’s help in this incident as it could save others from any further attacks and could possibly assist with the current victims in knowing how to proceed with any further medical treatment," read the statement.

Anyone with information on the dog or its owners is asked to contact the Terrell Police Department at (469) 474-2700.