NC boy mauled by dogs in April returns to school

Jonathan Robero was attacked by two pit bulls at Archdale Park back in April.
Jonathan Robero was attacked by two pit bulls at Archdale Park back in April.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A Charlotte boy who has been recovering from a vicious dog attack returned to the classroom Monday.

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Nine-year-old Jonathan Robero was attacked by two pit bulls at Archdale Park back in April. The attack left him with ligament damage in one leg, fractures in the other, and skin missing from each arm and parts of his head. Robero has gone through numerous surgeries since the incident.

When asked Monday if her remembered the incident, the 9-year-old replied, “I got too much to remember.”

The child went back to school for the first time since the attack Monday.

Robero’s family said the 9-year-old no longer seems to be in pain, but still has trouble walking straight. Robero said the only dogs he’s afraid of now are pit bulls. He still comes to Archdale Park to play on occasion.

“When I come, I’m kind of scared and kind of not,” said Robero.

His family members said Robero has been asked to where sleeves at school to protect his sensitive skin grafts. They said he could require additional surgeries to mend the grafts that stretch too tight. The family is still amazed at what happened to their child.

“I would never think it would be my nephew,” explained Courtney Ault.

Ault said she grew accustomed to helping take care of Robero and having him around the house.

“It felt weird taking him back to school and just leaving him, him not being around,” said Ault.

She said she was able to resist the temptation to pick him up from school early Monday. Robero, meanwhile, had some advice for his classmates at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary School.

“Everybody, be careful,” said the 9-year-old.

Robero is in the fourth grade now. His mother, Leslie Morgan, said he was allowed to move up with his classmates even though his injury caused him to miss over a month of class time the past school year.

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