Teen Found Mauled to Death by Dogs in Dighton
DIGHTON — A teenage male was found dead at a home in Dighton, apparently of injuries caused by dogs at the residence.
At about 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dighton Police received a 911 call reporting the discovery of a deceased male on the property of 2577 Maple Swamp Road. The report was made by a neighbor, who found the victim.
The victim has been identified as a 14-year-old Rehoboth boy. Police say it appears the dogs fatally mauled the boy. Authorities do not suspect foul play.
The dogs have been taken into custody by Animal Control officers.
The incident remains under investigation by the Bristol County District Attorney's Office and the Dighton Police Department.
The victim was a student at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School, according to Superintendent Alexandre Magalhaes. He was enrolled in the school's Community Health Program. A Crisis Response Team, comprised of grief counselors from around the district, have been made available to students at the school.
"Any student who may need or want help or who is scared, confused or struggling to process this tragedy should know that that help is available," Superintendent Magalhaes said. "We are saddened by this loss in our school community, and as we come together, our leadership team will make every effort to provide assistance to our students, families and fellow employees as needed."