LYNDHURST - Two 12-year-old boys are recovering at home from their injuries after being attacked by a pit bull near their elementary school.

The boys were walking back to Lincoln Elementary School after recess when the dog ran out of a yard on Valley Brook Avenue.

Luke Walker says they had very little warning when the dog attacked him and his friend, who required stitches for his injuries.

The dog has been quarantined at the Bergen County Animal Shelter and is being tested.

Neighbors tell News 12 New Jersey that the same dog has attacked before.

Owner Lorena Castillo says the pit bull/Labrador mix, named Harley, is not vicious and believes something scared the dog.

Police Chief James O'Connor is concerned about two schools and a day care within blocks of the home. He says the dog has attacked three times and wants it euthanized or kept better confined.

Chief O'Conner says Castillo will receive four tickets as a result of today's attack.