I feel the children ought to be held responsible for the actions of the dog. My children go to school with one of the kids attacked and she was bragging about the fact that she and her brother were hitting the dog before it attacked. The dog was only protecting itself from being abused. I don't feel it is fair for an innocent animal to pay the price for protecting itself. They got what they deserved in my opinion.
Maybe the kids should have been the ones to get put down NOT the dog!!