Father takes son's bully to court, gets restraining order against him

(WJLA) - A California father said that when his 9-year-old son's school refused to do anything about repeated bullying against his son, he was forced to take matters into his own hands.

So he took the bully to court.

Stephen Feuder, of the Fairfield area of Northern California near Sacramento, said his son's bully repeatedly "terrorized" his son, including at least one instance of allegedly punching him in the face. So, Feuder said he approached the Fairfield-Suisun School District and asked them to address the issue.

Feuder said the school district did nothing - so he went to the Solano County sheriff's office.

Though deputies admitted Feuder's request was "unique," they promised him he'd get his day in court, saying the situation was not unlike a common domestic violence case.

Though some praised Feuder's approach as "doing what a parent's got to do" for their child, other parents criticized him, saying threats of going to court should not be the solution to everything.

Still, Feuder told news outlets that he was glad he did it, "not only for my son, but for the rest of the children" who have to attend school with the bully in question.

A judge approved Feuder's request for a restraining order. The only obstacle at this point is that such orders have to be served within five days, and the school district is refusing to give Feuder the bully's name and address.