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Judge reissues restraining order against 9-year-old

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From page A4 | May 14, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — A Solano County Superior Court Judge on Monday reissued the temporary restraining order that requires a 9-year-old to stay at least 2 yards away from a child who attends Rolling Hills Elementary School.

Parent Stephen Feudner, who has the court order against the 9-year-old Feudner said bullied his fourth-grader, told Judge David Power that he will have the Fairfield-Suisun School District superintendent served as part of an effort to notify the 9-year-old about the Solano Count Superior Court matter.

Feudner said Superintendent Kris Corey and other school district officials continue to say confidentiality requirements prohibit them from disclosing the name of the 9-year-old. The name is needed to serve the 9-year-old notice of the court order, which Feudner calls the first of its kind in the country.

“Nobody wants to touch it,” he said of trying without success to find an attorney interested in the case that returns June 2 to Solano County Superior Court.

“I’m trying to seek justice for my son,” said Feudner, who plans to talk to the Fairfield-Suisun school board when it meets May 22.

Feudner said school district officials are trying to keep bullying problems quiet and that Rolling Hills “is supposed to be the cream of the crop” among schools.

“They’re hoping I will go away like most parents,” he said of Fairfield-Suisun school officials. “I’m not going away.”

His son Brandon sat next to his father in court and said after the hearing that the 9-year-old named in the court order isn’t at Rolling Hills Elementary now.

“He won’t bully any more kids,” said Brandon Feudner.

Fairfield-Suisun school officials have said they can’t comment on the status of the 9-year-old and that the school district takes bullying seriously. A school official said last week that Fairfield-Suisun conducted a recent 2½-hour session about bullying.

Corey could not be reached Monday for comment.

Stephen Feudner said Monday that he’ll still seek a three-year restraining order even though the 9-year-old no longer attends Rolling Hills because the school district could allow the 9-year-old to return to the school.

Feudner spoke Monday about instructing his two sons that if they’re bullied physically to take a step back and tell the bully, “Don’t put your hands on me.” Then, if you’re punched, punch back three times as hard, Feudner said he told his sons.

“This is elementary school,” he said Monday. “A parent should not have to teach his children how to fight in elementary school.”

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • RH parentMay 12, 2014 - 9:56 pm

    Mr. Feudner needs to get himself and his children some professional counseling and just go away already! We Rolling Hills parents are so tired of you! Anything and everything to draw attention to yourself. So tired of hearing his annoying voice and witnessing his antics on a daily basis. Thank God Summer is almost here and I hope you decide to move or home school your kids next year! Then it will be good riddance.

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  • just sayin'May 12, 2014 - 10:25 pm

    Every DAD has a right and duty to protect his child. I support someone who is asking to have his child attend school without threat of physical harm. I, like you can only speak for myself. I would do what it takes to protect my child too. What is sad, are those who claim to want the father to go away, but did nothing to help the bullied child. shame on you.

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  • Bullies are criminals in the makingMay 13, 2014 - 2:38 am

    RH parent- Are you the parent of a bully? Is this why you want this concerned parent to go away? He's trying to protect his child from bullies at school. The fact that a parent protecting their child bothers you so much says you might be part of the problem. I'm tired of hearing about kids not being able to learn at school or feel safe because of these monster kid lacking good parenting. Great for this man wanting the best for his kid. Why should he leave the area? They didn't do anything. RH parent maybe you should pack your bags get your offspring and hit the road jack!

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  • S KMay 13, 2014 - 6:55 am

    100% correct. He needs to teach his son how to make that bully speak with a higher voice by kicking the punk straight away and hard, in his balls. Then while the punk kid is bend over, knock some of his teeth out. NOT PROMOTING violence here, just good old fashioned self defense, as my son did, back in his day, No MATTER what the Principle said to me (Early 90s).

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  • Another rh parentMay 13, 2014 - 6:07 pm

    I totally agree with rh parent!! I too am a rh parent, And mr. Fuedner's issues didn't begin until he was hired/fired from the school. Coincidence? Perhaps. But scetchy. I'm starting to think that Brooks is fuedner. There are always 2 sides to every story, his, theirs and then there is the truth.

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  • CD BrooksMay 13, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    Another rh parent, I can assure you that I'm not Mr. Feudner. Perhaps you could enlighten us with the truth?

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  • GemmaMay 14, 2014 - 5:04 am

    @ Another RH Parent-No. Brooks is not Feudner.(His name is really Feudner, like Feud/fight? SMDH) Brooks is a long time even keeled, sensible, able to have a nice, back and forth discussion poster. I don't know him, but I've observed his posts for a long time. If you said Rich Giddens was Feudner, that I would believe lol.

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  • GemmaMay 14, 2014 - 4:53 am

    @RH Parent-I agree with you, I feel your pain, and my child doesn't even attend that school. I'm tired of reading about his childish antics, so I can only imagine how parents and other kids feel. He's a punk. I don't think it has anything to do with a bully, and I think the wrong kid was removed from school. This guy is doing nothing but raising a victim.

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  • l RH PARENT for Peace!!May 14, 2014 - 10:24 pm

    Did any of you chastising this man for teaching his child the APPROPRIATE way to handle bullies when the schools and parents of bullies fail think perhaps it's You who needs therapy? You sound like barbaric dysfunctional people who buy into the very mentality that has run this country into the ground and caused children to seek refuge in gangs and gun violence. Get Help - this man and his child are handling this hands down 100% appropriate and the only ones who are capable of bringing true change within the insanity of bully parental mentality that all of you have.

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  • In Support of Standing up to Bullies - our DistrictMay 16, 2014 - 8:25 pm

    I'm a teacher and you parents have your head in the sand. Bullying is a huge problem and the district is doing nothing to stop it. You parents are supporting a district who lies to you. Keep burying your heads in the sand and see where you end up. Thank you Mr. Feudner for standing up and shedding light on this issue. You are doing the right thing!

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  • CD BrooksMay 13, 2014 - 6:18 am

    This may be a difficult issue for some of you. If your child had been bullied, you'd probably have a different perspective. Bullying is not new or exclusive to this district. If you cared enough to take some time, look at various papers and comment boards across the country you'd see that Mr. Feudner's story is national news. You'd also understand that most schools appear to take the exact same position, they talk about it but bullying for the most part is ignored. Yes, this case may establish a new precedent for students in America. You should not be afraid to go to school or anywhere else for that matter where you might be accosted by bullying types. We used to handle bullying differently but protections for the bad guy are in place making it impossible. This could very well change things for the better. It's about time.

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  • BobMay 13, 2014 - 6:56 am

    RH parent I was bullied in school and would love to discuss the possible future problems bullied kids face, I didn't face them because I decided to not ever be bullied again So let me get in your face so you feel helpless as this poor kid who will have terrible memories of grade school as I did of high school Remember adults are also bullied From what you wrote it sounds like your a big mouth at meetings and never had someone beat you to the ground, bloody Learn to be more loving

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  • RH parentMay 13, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    All of you Feudner supporters are sorely misguided. Mr. Feudner is the biggest bully at RH and thats why he needs to go away! You people are all clueless to his lies. None of you have kids at the school. You have no idea what is going on here! He has a vendetta against the principal for firing him. All this supposed bullying came up after he was terminated. He is not a hero! He is a bad parent and I feel sorry for his boys.

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  • CD BrooksMay 13, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    RH parent, tell us how you really feel.

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  • justsomeguyMay 14, 2014 - 8:09 am

    rh parent, you are correct most of us don't have children who attend the school, I'm curious how many others like myself have taken their kids out of rolling hills because of bullying and nothing being done by staff, the response was and still apparently is that there is not a bullying problem at rolling hills,

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  • RH PARENTS FOR PEACEMay 14, 2014 - 10:29 pm

    That's not true and so glad the Judges see through the lies of the school district and disgruntled parents. Demanding protection and justice for your child is not bullying. RH HAS A BULLY PROBLEM. This is the way to handle bullies.

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  • DonnaMay 16, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    RH Parent, you are clueless to the district's lies. Or maybe you are someone from the district replying as a parent. Shame on you. Mr. Feudner has a constitutional right to do this. Have you looked around this town lately? Have you read the papers? Do you think it doesn't touch your school in some way? You are out of touch or work in the district office. You need to go away.

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  • George Guynn, JrMay 13, 2014 - 7:58 am

    CD, your and I agree on this issue. I have met Mr. Feudner and his two sons (they are very nice people) and am sure that the school district should not prevail on this issue. A parent should not have to worry about bulling, if the school district did it's job! The superintendent needs to stop the junkets and handle business here!!!! The days of endless second chances for bullies needs to end now!!!!!!

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  • Just SayingMay 13, 2014 - 10:54 am

    What do we see in our society, around the country, when adolescents are bullied and no one - including their parent - stands up for them? We get school shootings and the like. I thank Mr. Feudner for taking a stand for his children, and helping prevent what could be a future tragedy. Anyone who believes this man should shut up and let his son continue to have his mental state broken down, should not only realize that they themselves are a bully (most likely raising bully children), but should just be ashamed of themselves.

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  • 2realMay 13, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Save all the legal antics and teach the boy how to swing!!

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  • CD BrooksMay 13, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    For those of you believing as we once did, that your child should punch out the offender? If you believe Mr. Feudner isn’t teaching his kids proper respect for the system, then you don’t know the story. Tell us how you’re going to react when it’s YOUR child sent home and punished for what amounts to self-defense while the bully walks. This is not as easy as it might have been long ago and you’d best be prepared if you tell your child to take that course. I get it I do, but this is a problem all across the country. It needed to be addressed and is finally getting the attention it deserves.

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  • Ms.LobMay 13, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    I believe Mr.Feudner is doing the right thing. As a parent of children at Rolling Hills I can tell you some of the parents are worse off then the kids.. but they've got to learn it somewhere right? Put down your phones and start being parents!!

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  • omydarlimg91May 13, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    Don't go away Mr. Feudner. The bully deserves to get in trouble and vilified and his parents should be blasted and maybe then some parenting will take place in their household. I would embarass my children for being a bully.

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  • RHS Parent - Get the whole storyMay 13, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    It's unfortunate both sides of the story can't be told in this situation. The school cannot tell you what precipitated the, now on-going attacks from Steve Feudner. At the beginning of this school year, he was hired as a yard-duty attendant. When RHS started the Walking School Bus program, Mr. Feudner was put in charge of it. He took it a bit far, confronting parents on what he considered traffic infractions. He would cite he previous law enforcement experience. Some would even say he was bullying other parents. Nonetheless, many parents complained about his behavior. He was warned to tone it down and when he refused, he was let go. So, the first thing Mr. Feudner did was make a 4 foot sign that he wore around the school grounds protesting that it wasn't safe for kids to walk to school at RHS. Then he handed out info sheets he made, citing his opinion on the safety of the area. Now he is doing this protection order. My child, who attends RHS, has experienced bullying, and the staff at RHS took it very seriously and handled it very professionally, obviously in my opinion. Don't judge the parents at RHS for being overly critical of Mr. Feudner's behavior. While you occasionally read about it in the paper, it's a daily annoyance for us.

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  • RH FatherMay 13, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    My son is a Kindergartener at Rolling Hills. Although I feel schools should do a lot more about bullying, Mr. F. is the really bully's dad. I believe that he is thinking ahead and protecting him and his family because RH's talked to Mr. F about both of his kids picking on other children at this school. My child points out Mr. F's children and goes "that's the kids who yell and hit everyone!!!" This occurred way before the national headlines.

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  • Ulises GuberMay 13, 2014 - 8:01 pm

    It must have been traumatic when Mr Feudner first noticed his balls missing....

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  • GemmaMay 14, 2014 - 5:08 am

    @Ulises Um...That was hilarious!!! Good laugh early in the morning. He should go to the vets clinic and purchase some Neuticals lol.

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  • Rich GiddensMay 13, 2014 - 9:16 pm

    The facts appear to be on Mr. Fuedner's side and it seems a cabal of officials are out to deny Mr. Fuedner his rights. Haven't we seen this happen before in this community Mr. Faison?

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  • SissyMay 14, 2014 - 5:30 am

    I'm curious as to how we know the bullying is actually happening. Who said it, besides the supposed victim and his dad? Have any other children or parents witnessed it? Are they writing statements? I'm not saying bullying doesn't happen or that it's right, because it's not. What I am saying is that I'm not going to believe something just because someone is repeating it repeatedly and loudly, because if you repeat a lie long enough and loud enough, people start to believe it. Saying it doesn't make it so. Jahi McMath' mom is all over the news saying her daughter is alive, and the child was pronounced brain dead 5 months ago, so this father being all over the national news doesn't make his claims any more true than if he wasn't the news at all. What is the "bully" doing? Is he yelling, teasing, hitting, tripping? Why can't the "victim" move to a different school? I'm not saying he should have to, but if you were that concerned about your child's safety, why would you leave them in that school? Why wouldn't you transfer them, and then continue your public battle with the school? I know when I was a kid/teen, the most embarrassing thing my mom could do was show up at my school. If she showed up yelling at people,then went to court, sued a child, got a RO, and went all over the news to talk about what a victim I am, I would want the earth to open up and eat me. So,while bullying may affect his psyche in the future, what kind of effect are his dads over the top actions going to have on him? He's not stuck with the bully, but he's stuck with his dad, and he's stuck with the record of this event. Now he'll get to be known nationwide as "the kid whose daddy fought the big bad bully in court", like he can't fight his own battles. To me, that's worse than dealing with one bully. Bullying isn't right, but it's not new.There are other ways to deal with it. I've been bullied. It wasn't a foreign concept when I was a kid, and I wasn't the only person bullied. It happens.Kids can be cruel.Difference is, I grew up where there was only one elementary school, and one junior/high school. I couldn't escape the bullying, and I didn't go to teachers,administrators, or the courts.This child has other options. Adults get bullied. Should we all start filing lawsuits, and calling the news?

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  • CD BrooksMay 14, 2014 - 7:06 am

    Yes Sissy, we should run from the problem because the bad guys don't have enough power all ready. Yours is not a realistic approach and we should be grateful someone has spoken up. The school had options but chose this route.

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  • CL WilsonMay 14, 2014 - 8:35 am

    Bullying is an minimum harassment, at many times, assault and battery, crimes in California and the rest of the USA. This father is using current laws to assist in protecting his child. Two yards is 6 feet. That is not a large distance. The only real thing this restraining order does is make sure the school looks after the two minors. I have always believed that restraining orders should be made mutually, therefore one can't use it as a weapon against the other. It is funny that the above commenter wanted witnesses etc. That generally doesn't happen. Why would a criminal purposely commit a crime in front of a police officer. Why would a minor bully a kid in front of school staff to get in trouble. Bullying happens in corners, under bleachers, in bathrooms, on the playground where no teachers can see. The school district doesn't have the manpower to protect every child, but if they know there is an issue, they should act upon it. Schools are known not to deal with these things. If the school and or the district took a proactive approach, such as offer to make sure the kids were separated SIX FEET, instead of hiding their head in the sand, and trying to make this issue disappear, this would not have gotten the publicity that it has.

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  • PornacMay 14, 2014 - 6:43 am

    Give the kid a gun to protect himself.

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  • Rich GiddensMay 14, 2014 - 6:51 am

    I hope Fuedner sues the dog crap out of the school district, the cops, the politicians and their protectors in the news less government media complex.

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