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WLWT Channel 5 Atticus Protects Oak Hills HS

WLWT News 5 NBC Cincinnati Ohio reports on School Protection Dog: Atticus

August 21, 2013

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Mark Dardis  (WLWT news Anchor):
With that story, more terrified students and concerned parents but now a local school is taking matters into its own hands.

Sheree Paolello (WLWT news Anchor):
Yea adding a new level of security to keep children safe from harm as well as from drugs this year, WLWT’s news five’s Terry Daniels introduces us to Atticus. In a story you’ll see only on WLWT.

Terry Daniels (WLWT news Reporter):
The security of returning students is important keeping them safe from guns and from drugs and here at oak hills high school, the 2700 students now have a new four-legged protector to help out.

Mark Gomer (American Success Dog Training):
”Find that gun, search, good boy!”

Terry Daniels (WLWT news Reporter):
This is a dog’s eye view of a student locker search. Meet Atticus a Dutch Shepard that is the newest line-of- defense at oak hills hill school. Atticus found, and was rewarded by trainer Mark Gomer, for finding drugs and a gun planted for his on-going training. If someone were to come in with a real gun…

Mark Gomer (American Success Dog Training):
We run him through that scenario over and over again he’s going to hit that person with everything he has latch onto, you know, his arm and not let go until we tell him to release.

Terry Daniels (WLWT news Reporter):
Oak hills students were introduced to Atticus at a first day pep rally. While he’s trained to attack someone with a gun he remains passive if drugs are found he can detect a variety of them.

John Stoddard (Principal Oak Hills High School):
He becomes a deterrent.

Terry Daniels (WLWT news Reporter):
Principal John Stoddard, who actually takes Atticus home at night, says he’s brings more security to the school.

John Stoddard (Principal Oak Hills High School):
He’s really to help keep the school safe and it’s a pro-active approach to keep things out we don’t want in and to keep school safe.

Gary Hornsby (Building Monitor, Oak Hills High School):
This is his first day on the job…

Terry Daniels (WLWT news Reporter):
Building monitor, Gary Hornsby is one of three people trained to work with Atticus each school day and to make sure he doesn’t work too hard.

Gary Hornsby (Building Monitor, Oak Hills High School):
He’s just like a human being, he has to have a break every once in a while, water, potty break.

Terry Daniels (WLWT news Reporter):
Atticus will patrol inside and outside Oak Hills. He’s friendly to students but they’ve been told not to bother him when he’s working. The total cost to train a dog like Atticus can cost up to Fifty-Thousand dollars but already alumni are coming through with donations to help offset that expense.  Terry Daniels, wlwt, news five.

Mark Dardis  (WLWT news Anchor):
A trained dog like Atticus can usually work for 7 or 8 years. His brother is now being trained and may end up on duty at Fairfield High School.

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