A California father tired of his child being bullied at school filed a restraining order against the 9-year-old boy accused of physically assaulting his son — a move authorities say is unprecedented.
Stephen Feuder told KPIX-TV that his son has continually been pushed and shoved around by the unidentified 9-year-old at Rolling Hills Elementary school in Fairfield. In one case, his son was even punched in the face.
According to him, he has exhausted all other options to deal with the problem and used the restraining order as his “last resort.”
“I tried everything else so why not try that? And it was granted,” Feudner told KPIX-TV.
The school superintendent told the local CBS affiliate that they consider safety their number one priority, but could not discuss the specific case because of privacy laws.
The order is likely to become void, however, as it must be served within five days and Feudner does not have the full name or address of the alleged 9-year-old bully. The school says they can’t release such information, citing privacy laws.
Nevertheless, the Solano County Sheriff’s Department told KPIX-TV this is the first order of its kind against such a young child.
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