BRAVE Karl Morson is back at school this week after recovering from a horrific dog attack that has left his face scarred for life.
The five-year-old has been desperate to put on his school uniform and join pals for the new term at Usworth Grange Primary School.
And yesterday his wait was over when he returned as a Year 1 pupil.
Grandad Ian Morson, 70, said: “He absolutely loves his school and can’t wait to get back. He’s been really looking forward to it and hates being off.”
Karl, of Usworth, has been left with scars on his face after he was attacked by a Rottweiler close to his Washington home.
He was playing with pals when the dog managed to escape and attacked the youngster.
It sunk its teeth into Karl, biting his face and arms.
His distraught family said there skin on the youngster’s face was hanging off as he was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment.
Ian added: “He has been recovering okay. The scar has gone down a lot and isn’t as bad as it was.
“There’s still some stitches that haven’t dropped out yet but he’s certainly a lot better than he was.”
As reported in the Echo, the vicious attack took place at about 3pm on Monday, August 22, when Karl was playing in nearby Sulgrave.
After the attack, the dog owner ordered that the dog be put down.
But despite his horrific ordeal, Karl, of Wellington Court, has remained chirpy, although Ian said he does not think the reality of the attack has yet hit him.
“When it first happened, his mum Lisa was crying her eyes out and he turned round and said ‘Mum, please don’t cry, I’m all right’,” Ian said.
“I don’t think it’s actually properly hit him yet but he’s taking it all in his stride, which is amazing.”