8-year-old boy served with restraining order at school

**Embargo: St. Louis, MO**

Peyton Whitehead, 8, was served a restraining order in school by a deputy Thursday. He has allegedly made threats against another child who lives nearby.

**Embargo: St. Louis, MO** Peyton Whitehead, 8, was served a restraining order in school by a deputy Thursday. He has allegedly made threats against another child who lives nearby.

Jefferson County, MO (KMOV) — An 8-year-old Jefferson County boy was removed from his third grade class at Hillsboro Elementary on September 8 and was issued a restraining order by a deputy.

According to his mother, Peyton Whitehead is not allowed to return to school or even leave his home under the threat of arrest.

The ex-parte order does not allow Peyton within 1,000 feet of the children who live in a home on his block outside of Hillsboro.

The father who filed the paperwork says that Peyton has made threats against his children. Both parents admit they have been feuding in recent months.

Peyton’s mother says she is forced to home school her son, who has a learning disability, until a court appearance on September 20.

12 comments

  • Celia

    This is the dumbest thing since the 5 yr old boy charged with sexual harrassment for hugging his sub teacher.
    If every child that threatened another kid was served RO there would be very few kids in school.
    Sounds like the parents of boy would have a good lawsuit against the county and/or state, and the ignorant dad next door, if they persue it.
    Dumbing down of America is working!

  • Minnie Jones

    What Judge agreed to issue this order? that Judge needs to be removed. You do NOT issue retraining orders on children.

  • ARDESSIA ABERNATHY

    Best thing in the world to make parents accountable for their own children’s actions. School are institutes of learning not discipline facilities.

  • ardessia abernathy

    Parents are lazy and want the schools to raise, discipline and teach children that they brought into this world. Children need discipline and if parents don’t “train them in the way they should go” then they should be held accountable for their actions while they are of school age. This child is a threat and sooner or later he would make good on what he says if there are no measures put in place. His learning disability is probably an excuse.

    • Celeste

      Do not under estimate the violence of children because they can be violent. What about the 11-year-old boy in Tennessee charged with murder in 2015 after shooting and killing an 8-year-old classmate following an argument over a puppy?
      It seems as though the parents have argued about this brat’s parents about him threatening their child and nothing was resolved. The parents did the right thing. They took legal action before the situation escalated into someone getting hurt or killed.

  • Celeste

    Do not under estimate the violence of children because they can be violent. What about the 11-year-old boy in Tennessee charged with murder in 2015 after shooting and killing an 8-year-old classmate following an argument over a puppy?

    It seems as though the parents have argued about this brat’s parents about him threatening their child and nothing was resolved. The parents did the right thing. They took legal action before the situation escalated into someone getting hurt or killed.

  • Absentee parents are the worst, make them responsible.

    Bullying and threats are bullying and threats no matter the age. Today so many “parents” leave loaded guns in the reach of children, they don’t properly discipline their kids, and then when something bad happens and their kid ends up arrested or dead at the hands of police we keep seeing the parents on tv saying how “he/she was such a good child and didn’t ever do anything wrong”.. until you look past the ignorant disassociated parents and look at the kids history. The parents filing the RO did the right thing. Make these parents take responsibility for their kids.

  • Robyn

    I don’t think ANYONE can have a clear opinion about this until you see both sides. I have two boys and I can tell you, there are some really troubled kids out there. I think it’s funny how the parents are standing next to their sweet little boy…when he’s most likely a bully punk that deserves punishment for his actions. You never know just how far a kid is going to go with a threat these days. If he really is a bully, I think it’s AWESOME that he was served in school and kept away from the other kids. Kids are killing themselves over being threatened and bullied. I would go to any length to protect my sons…as I have in the past. One thing I’ve found is that when you confront a parent about the actions of their a-hole kid, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I actually had a parent to tell me that I needed to teach my child how to fight and I wasn’t doing him any justice by protecting him from mean kids…he was in KINDERGARTEN!!!

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