Jason Stamper (pictured), the principal of technology at the New Schools at Carver in southeast Atlanta, told WSB that it’s his job to protect students and that’s what he did when he saved one of his students from a dog attack.
After hearing from other students that someone was being attacked by dogs on campus, Stamper sprung to action. At first he jumped into his car and used it in his first attempt to scare off the dogs.
“Didn’t work and actually I had some tennis rackets in my car and I actually was able to get them off with some tennis rackets,” he explained.
His daring actions saved 16-year-old Carver student Azarius Lowe. But Stamper did not want to take all of the credit, saying that police and other school staff helped too. The dogs are still on the loose. Animal control has set up traps to catch them, but they caught a dog not connected to the attack.
The boy’s father, Arthur Steverson, was thankful that Stamper helped his boy. He said he wasn’t afraid for himself when he fought off the dogs, but was afraid for Azarius after seeing his injuries. The boy is recovering from the attack and will be OK.
His parents want to personally meet Stamper and thank him for his actions.