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Wis. dad gets restraining order against kindergartener

  • Associated Press
  • May 16, 2014 - 1:16 PM

KENOSHA, Wis. — A Kenosha-area father who claims his daughter is being bullied by a kindergarten classmate has taken out a restraining order against the 5-year-old.

Brian Metzger told WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/1qHZOVQ ) that his daughter has been threatened and attacked by her classmate at Prairie Lane Elementary School, in Pleasant Prairie. A police report says the girl was kicked in the face and had sand and rocks thrown at her.

"She came home and said a student threatened her by saying, 'I want to slit your throat and watch you bleed,'" Metzger said.

Metzger said he decided to get the restraining order because the school failed to protect his daughter.

"I think they should have done something a lot sooner. They've kept him in the same classroom with my daughter throughout this until Wednesday morning because Tuesday night I showed up with a restraining order," Metzger said.

Kenosha Unified School District spokeswoman Tanya Ruder said there are two sides to every story, but she couldn't talk about specifics.

"There's not a set threshold of what causes or what would determine when a child is moved out of a classroom," Ruder said.

A hearing on the restraining order is scheduled for Tuesday. Metzger said the school's policies aren't good enough, and he'll fight to have the student removed from the school.

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