HOUSTON -

A 12 year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by a dog on his way to school in northeast Houston.

The boy was walking down Bauman Road on Friday morning,.

When he saw a pit bull, got scared, and ran away, according to police.

The dog chased after him and bit his arm, officials said.

Emergency crews were called, and the boy was taken to Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital as a precaution.

The dog was taken by animal control.

Officials have not said if the dog's owner will face any charges.