ADELANTO (CBSLA.com) — A High Desert mother has filed for a restraining order against a girl she says threatened to shoot her 11-year-old son.
Ginger Tuitele filed for the order May 19 against her son’s classmate after she says she repeatedly complained to the principal of Adelanto Elementary School and district officials but didn’t get results.READ MORE: Deadly Multi-Vehicle Collision Strikes Apartment Building In Pacoima, Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Others Transported To Hospital
“The only thing they were doing was keeping my son on one side of the class, keeping her on the other side of the class and her book bag would stay under the teacher’s desk,” she said.
The alleged incident occurred earlier this month at the school.
“If I hear another student say they’re threatening another student, bringing a gun to ‘shoot and kill.’ Not to show. To ‘shoot and kill.’ I’m worried.
“You hear about all these other things that are happening around the world, threatening, bullying, these shootings, massacres. I don’t want that to happen,” she said.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among LAPD And LAFD Well Behind County Residents
A judge will likely decide on whether to grant the order June 9.
The district said there was little they could say about the case due to privacy laws, but opted to read the following statement on camera:
“The Adelanto Elementary School District fully investigated this matter internally and law enforcement did their own investigation. Appropriate action was taken,” said Peter Livingston, a school district spokesman.
The district would not disclose the actions taken, but Tuitele said the female student was no longer in class.MORE NEWS: Pursuit Suspect Attacks CHP Officers In Simi Valley
Tuitele said her son will switch schools next year.