What would you expect to happen if a child pulled out a knife and held it a few inches from a classmate's face?
One family in North Dakota is "shaking, to say the least, [about] what could have happened" when a boy did exactly that — threatened their eleven-year-old son with a knife at school.
The boy's parents, Ashley Holder and Dustin Lasyone, are waiting for the district to step up with a far stricter punishment than the school's principal dealt out.
Scott Renville, a sixth grader at Berg Elementary School, was playing that classic "made you flinch" game with his buddy after class. That's when he saw another student and tried to include him in the game.
via: CSCThe other student apparently wasn't into it, though, because in response to Renville's, "Made you flinch!" the boy replied, "Do it again, I dare you." That's when he turned around and saw his classmate had pulled a knife, which he reportedly held just inches away from Renville's throat.
Other students quickly stepped in and made the boy put the knife away, though it was later confiscated by a teacher and given to Berg Elementary Principal Shawn Leiss.
via: KFYRtvWhat could possibly make a situation like that worse? "No one ever called to inform us of the situation that had occurred," said Renville's dad. "My son was the one who informed us what had happened. So my wife then contacted the teacher. We never heard from anyone from the administration or from the school board for three days." By then, the student in question was already back in school, following one day of suspension at home and one day of in-school suspension.
Renville, however, has been out of school for almost two weeks.
via: KFYRtvThe school district offered to move him into a different classroom, but frankly that might not be far enough away from a kid who still makes Renville uncomfortable. "I don't really feel safe around him anymore," he confessed. “He wants to move back to Watford City because he wants to be completely out of this situation. He wants to be away from this kid," said his dad.