A SAVAGE dog caused chaos on a school bus.
Youngsters on the bus from Rastrick High to Huddersfield were terrified when the dog jumped on as pupils got off at Fartown Bar on Monday afternoon.
It chased two young girls upstairs on the double-decker. Several pupils jumped on seats as the dog snarled and barked at them.
Pupil Rachael Roberts-Popham, 12, said: “It was a big, black pitbull-type dog and we all had to stand on the seats and held each other.
“We tried to keep as quiet as possible, but the dog just stood there barking. The bus stopped near Norman Park in Birkby and we were trapped on it by the dog for around 10 minutes.
“Eventually a boy whistled and shouted for it to go down the stairs and then he managed to coax it off the bus.’’
Rachael, of Huddersfield, said many of the pupils were so scared they just wanted to walk the rest of the way home.
“Everyone was shocked and crying,’’ she said. “We just didn’t want to stay on.’’
Trish Sheard, deputy headteacher at the school, said she had spoken to First Bus company, which runs the service, about the incident.
She said: “We are aware there was an incident and have spoken to some of the children who were on the bus at the time.
“There was some excitement, but no-one was hurt.
“The bus company said the driver radioed for help before the dog was removed.”