A Fairfield father said he's standing up for his son by filing a restraining order against a 9-year-old boy who, he claims, was bullying his son at school.
"My son was attacked by the school bully. And that's what started the restraining order," parent Stephen Feudner said.
He said his 10-year-old son was bullied by a classmate at Rolling Hills Elementary in Fairfield. Feudner was not satisfied with the way the school and the district handled a bullying incident earlier this year.
"All I wanted was some documentation letting me know what happened to my son. They said it's confidential information," Feudner said. "They hide behind confidentially and I find that egregious."
Feudner accuses the Fairfield-Suisun School District of covering up the bullying.
"They're in charge of safety of our students and if you have to go to the law to protect the children at our school, then so be it," he said.
Feudner ended up taking matters into his own hands. He went to the Solano County courthouse to request a restraining order against the alleged school bully.
"So I took it to the judge and the judge said there was merit," Feudner said.
The court order requires the 9-year-old boy to stay at least 2 yards away from Feudner's child.
Feudner said the bully was expelled from the school for an unrelated incident. The Fairfield-Suisun School District confirmed the student's expulsion.
Officials also said as a learning institution, they're not in the business of serving restraining orders, but they do take matters of bullying very seriously.
Feudner said he's still on a mission to keep his son safe from other bullies and hold the district accountable.
"They want me to go away," he said. "I'm not going away."
A father filed a restraining order against a 9-year-old boy who was bullying his son at school. (Tuesday, May 13, 2014) News10