With all the violence in schools perpetrated by large, dangerous black youths who seem to suffer no real consequences for the stuff they pull, this story seems outrageous.
HILLSBORO • An 8-year-old boy can’t go to school anymore after a neighbor in Hillsboro obtained a restraining order against him for allegedly threatening other children.
Peyton Whitehead must stay 1,000 feet away from six other children who are protected under the restraining order filed Sept. 7 in Jefferson County Circuit Court at the request of Cassandra Sutton, who lives nearby.
The order also says Peyton is banned from Hillsboro Elementary, at least until a court date Sept. 20.
Sutton lives two doors down from the Whiteheads on a dirt road in a secluded area of the county, where dogs roam and trampolines and swing sets dot the front yards of two-story homes.
According to the restraining order, Peyton punched a 7-year-old boy four to five times in the arm and threatened to “slice his head off” on Aug. 31. On Sept. 6, Peyton allegedly told an 8-year-old girl on the school bus that he was “going to murder her with a knife and throw her off a cliff” and kill her dog.
The next day, the order says, Peyton was beating his porch with a baseball bat and threatening two children with it. The document also says that Peyton told some of the children that his mom had a gun in her purse.
No one answered the door Friday at the Sutton residence.
Aaron Cornman, superintendent of the Hillsboro School District, said this is not the first time a student has been served with a restraining order, but that it isn’t a school matter.
“Hillsboro schools is not going to become excessively entangled in matters that arise between parents and patrons of the community,” Cornman said. “The majority of the happenings were on the block which the kids live on … (it’s) two parents that are having difficulty resolving their issues.”
Judge Troy Cardona signed the order Sutton sought, adding a condition that Peyton Whitehead not attend school. Cardona did not respond to an interview request.
Danielle Whitehead, Peyton’s mother, said the boy has said some inappropriate things but the allegations are exaggerated. She said neighbors are upset with her because she has complained about various code violations since they moved in last January.
“This is active retaliation against us because we’re questioning the bylaws of our little community here,” Whitehead said. “Unfortunately, my son was caught in the crossfires of that.”
Whitehead said Peyton was bullied on the school bus and threatened the children, but that they worked with the bus driver and the principal and thought the situation was resolved. Then police came to pull Peyton out of class.
“The plan was to work on it as a family and with the school counselor, but before we were able to let him talk to the counselor at school, these people went out there and filed a very malicious statement against my son,” Whitehead said. “I want people to know my child is the sweetest little boy you could meet in your life. He is new here and put up with the bullying as long as he possibly could.”
Whitehead said she will meet with a lawyer next week to discuss her options to get Peyton back in school. She said he won’t be riding the bus again.
Decent school administrators would call both sets of parents into an office, with the children present, and negotiate a deal that benefits everyone.
Our educational system is fuxated, possibly beyond repair. But then again so is the American family, often headed by a woman with no father present.
Thanks, feminists. For nothing.