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Police dog bites school employee

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A police dog bit a person working at an Evansville elementary school after a passer-by mistakenly thought the man had broken into the building.

City police Sgt. Jason Cullum says officers followed proper protocol by releasing the dog after the 24-year-old man didn't respond to two calls for identification.

Cullum tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the worker was listening to music while he crawled on the floor of Stockwell Elementary School's computer lab Saturday night. Cullum says the department assumed responsibility for the cost of treating what a hospital classified as a minor bite wound.

A school district spokeswoman says the worker was programming computers for upcoming ISTEP testing.

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