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Man seeks three-year restraining order against son's classmate

February 7, 2012 |  8:46 am

A Riverside County man who obtained a restraining order to keep a fourth-grade classmate away from his son is trying to get the order extended.

Robert Casteel said his 10-year-old son, Christopher, was threatened last month by a classmate at Mission Bell Elementary School with a knife, the Press-Enterprise reported.

Weeks later, Casteel got the restraining order, and he will be back in court Wednesday to try to get the order extended for three years.

"I want to make sure my son will be safe," Casteel told the newspaper.

The Press-Enterprise reported that the boy who is the subject of the restraining order denies threatening Casteel's son and has had to transfer to a different school.

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-- Rick Rojas

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