01-26-2012, 12:05 AM #1
CA - Dad Gets Restraining Order Against Son’s 4th-Grade Classmate
The Riverside County, Calif., District Attorney is reviewing a classroom incident that led a man to get a temporary restraining order against a 4th-grader who allegedly threatened his son with a knife.
The boy and the school district were officially served with the order Tuesday, said the father, Robert Casteel.
Feltenberg said he had never seen a restraining order against someone this young and involving school grounds, complicating enforcement and the legal issues involved.
A judge will review the case Feb. 8 and decide whether to make the restraining order permanent or rescind it.
Casteel said Christopher reported the incident to his teacher, whose response was minimal. When Casteel called the principal after Christopher got home, the principal said she was on a conference call, he said. He called the cops, who located the boy and confiscated a small pocket knife from him, he said.
The boy was suspended for five days, Casteel said.
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01-26-2012, 12:11 AM #2
Here, the kid would have been expelled. Any weapons result in immediate expulsion, no exceptions.
I would say that the dad is overreacting a little, but it seems he did try to go through the appropriate channels and got nothing for the effort, so I can't really blame him. If anything, the other child was in the wrong, and if this results in his being removed from the school, so be it.JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.
01-26-2012, 12:23 AM #3
Kids in Louisiana have been expelled for having nail clippers (a "weapon") and medicated chap stick ("a drug"). I am appalled at the lack of common sense in zero tolerance laws, but at the same time, I can not understand how student can threaten someone with a pocket knife and get away with it! COMMON SENSE, school officials! It will be a tremendous help in deciding what actions to take!
01-26-2012, 12:26 AM #4“Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn
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