Girl’s dad gets court order to stop 5-year-old bully

Bullying reached a boiling point over in Kenosha, Wisconsin, when a father got a restraining order against a kindergartner who allegedly was bullying his daughter, WISN reports.


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

The story is a familiar one. A parent alleges a school didn’t do enough to stop bullying. A school district cites privacy issues to avoid answering “why not?”

The police report that details the accusations of bullying at Prairie Lane Elementary School says the kindergarten girl was kicked in the face, and had sand and rocks thrown at her.

“There’s always two sides to every story,” Kenosha Unified School District spokeswoman Tanya Ruder said.

Which leads to the obvious question: What’s the “other side” of getting kicked in the face?

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

Which leads to the obvious question: Do you think might need one?

An anti-bullying bill passed the Minnesota Legislature and was signed by the governor last month. Opponents said bullying should be left to the individual school districts to handle.