Father files restraining order against son’s 9-year-old alleged bully
FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CBS) -- A father fed up with his son being bullied at school has filed a restraining order against the 9-year-old alleged bully.
Like most parents, Stephen Feuder wanted answers after his 9-year-old son told him he'd been bullied, pushed around, and attacked at Rolling Hills Elementary School.
"Apparently the little boy ran around the track, came back and punched my son in the face," he said.
But when he says the Fairfield-Suisun School District stonewalled him and refused to do anything about it, Feuder filed a restraining order against the bully.
"I've tried everything else, so why not that, and it was granted," he said.
Daryl Snedeker with the Solano County Sheriff's Department says he's never heard of a restraining order against a grade-school student.
"Commonly for us, it's a domestic violence situation," he said. "Obviously this is a little different."
But, he points out, there's no rule against it.
"I guess as a parent, you have to do what you have to do," he said.
Even so, some parents feel strongly that Feuder is sending the wrong message.
"What does that say? Every time you have a problem with somebody, you're just going to file a restraining order against somebody? This is the real world," said parent Lacie Stover.
Feuder says he simply did what he had to do to protect his son, hoping other parents will follow his lead.
"It was my last resort, and I'm glad I did it," he said. "Not only for my son, but for the rest of the children."
After all of this the restraining order may end up being null and void. It has to be served within five days, but the school district won't release the boy's name or address to Feuder. He's hoping a judge will compel them to do that.
Story from CBS 13, Sacramento.
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