Dad Gets Restraining Order Against 4th-Grade Bully
Son was threatened with knife in Calif. school, says father
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2012 12:30 AM CST
A pocket knife was confiscated by school authorities from a student who was suspended for five days.   (?grongar)

(Newser) – Here's one way to deal with bullies. A Southern California dad has taken out a restraining order against a classmate of his fourth-grade son who he says threatened his boy with a knife. A judge has granted a temporary order requiring the classmate to stay at least 20 feet away from Robert Casteel's 10-year-old son, Christopher. "My son was terrified," Casteel told ABC News. "I kept him home for five days until I got the restraining order."

A pocket knife was taken away from the other boy and he was suspended for five days. An investigation is continuing, and a judge will decide on a permanent restraining order next month. Casteel is shocked he may be the first to ever take such an action, pointing out that a 10-year-old student recently stabbed a 12-year-old to death in San Diego.

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Mar 25, 2014 1:09 PM CDT
amazing how many of these stories get attention after the fact.....way of the bully? name of the school, principal, teacher, etc. All gone...after the fact...never to be remembered. And this is what kids count on.....weak and distracted adults.
Jan 28, 2012 4:10 AM CST
make sure "dad" goes to jail and pays a hefty fine the next incident. And have junior pull a few hundred hours community service for this one
Jan 27, 2012 12:27 AM CST
Why does this kid who had a knife and threatened someone with it still go to this school at all? He should be in a special school for children with severe behavior problems, not with normal kids.