PROSSER, Wash. -- A Kiona-Benton City High School student has a restraining order against the principal who is accused of threatening to cut off a rosary he was wearing.
Roel Corral asked for the restraining order Friday against Wayne Barrett because of a confrontation earlier this month.
The principal allegedly unfolded a pocketknife and threatened to cut off the rosary. Rosaries are banned in district schools because they are associated with gangs.
Barrett was originally ordered not to come within 100 feet of Corral. The Tri-City Herald
reports a Benton County District Court judge modified the order Monday to 25 feet so that the principal could carry out his job at the school.