Ryan Maxwell was the first to offer his pencil when a classmate’s pencil broke, according to his teacher, who, like the rest of Nielson Elementary School, has begun mourning the 7- year-old boy’s death.
When officers arrived at 675 Whiting Ave. they found the dog still clenching the child. When they relinquished the dog’s hold on the boy, the pit bull turned on the officers before being shot.
Maxwell died at 1:41 p.m. Saturday from wounds he received in the attack. The autopsy, set for Monday afternoon, will reveal more information about the cause of his death.
Displayed on the school sign at Nielson Elementary, where Maxwell was a second grader, is the simple message: “Ryan, We Will Remember You!”