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Mom Says Husband ‘Took it too Far’ After He Slapped His Stepdaughter’s Alleged Bully in the Face

A stepfather is in hot water after he allegedly slapped a 12-year-old boy in the face.

According to ABC 13, Deer Park, Texas police charged James Olander Peace with felony injury to a child as a result of the assault.

The assault reportedly took place because Peace believed the 12-year-old was bullying his stepdaughter.

Peace’s wife told ABC 13 that her husband was sticking up for her daughter, who told them that the 12-year-old and his friends were mocking her during her walk home from school.

The mom explained:

“Saying that her body was ugly, said that she was a transvestite, started throwing ice cream at her and then they picked up the rocks.”

It was after the girl was mocked and had ice cream thrown at her that she called Peace to ask for a ride home.

Peace came upon his stepdaughter’s alleged bullies while on his way home with his stepdaughter. According to Deer Park Police Lutenient Chris Brown, Peace got out of his vehicle to confront the 12-year-old and his friends:

“On the drive home, they happened to see the suspect juvenile walking and that’s when the stepdad decided to stop and confront the kid.”

Lutenient Brown continued:

“He was slapped across the face with an open hand, had red marks and swelling to his cheek and upper jaw.”

According to investigators, the assault was caught on nearby surveillance cameras. The footage from those cameras is aiding in the ongoing investigation.

The 12-year-old reportedly told police that after Peace hit him, he threatened to beat them up if they told anyone about the slap.

Peace’s wife told ABC 13 that she does not condone her husband’s actions, adding that she believes his emotions got the best of him:

“I do not agree with what he did, he took it too far, he did.”

It was not made clear if the surveillance cameras also caught the 12-year-old throwing ice cream and rocks at Peace’s stepdaughter, or if the boy faces any repercussions for his alleged actions as well.

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Alyssa
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Alyssa

I think the little punk should have been happy Dad just slapped him. He has “some swelling to his cheek and upper jaw”? Man up! You were big enough to dish it out and bully a girl and throw stuff at her, but not big enough to take it.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

amen

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Slap them punks like Jussie Smullet ought to be slapped.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Slap em!!

Cara
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Cara

Good for him!! It makes me so angry that “children” are allowed to harass each other and adults with no consequences. If the little brat got some consequences for his actions more often, he probably wouldn’t be acting like that in the first place. But next time, Dad, pay a huge 16 year old to do it for you.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Not every day do you hear about stepparents sticking up for their stepchildren. This stepdad deserves a high-five in my book! And I agree… if the lil punk can dish it out then be better buck up and take the slap. It was a b**ch slap. Should be lucky thats all it was. I’d do the same for my kids and step kids if they were ever in that situation.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

HAhaha good thinking

Thomas Ianello
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Thomas Ianello

I would do the same “in the moment”, but I wouldn’t drive by the kids just to get out and confront him. First rational thing I’d do is contact the parents directly just to see what kind of people you’re dealing with then take it from there. I don’t think he should get any “felony” charges brought up against him, though a good talking to and a slap on the wrist come to mind!

Karen Receveur
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Karen Receveur

He my have taken it a little too far but I sue love seeing a father standing up for his step daughter Good man involved with punks sad the boys should be the ones arrested sure taught them to respect other ya right I pray this family man gets off as far as I am concerned he is my hero for the day

Catherine McIver
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Catherine McIver

The kid got what he deserved! I’m glad this dad stepped up to the bullies! He shouldn’t be charged at all, much less a felony charge!

Mj
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I honestly can’t say I blame him. Kids get away with way too much these days. This 12 year old will definitely think twice about what he says to another in the future for fear of the reprocussion it may bring. It’s a shame she didn’t have an older brother under 18. The outcome would be much different.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I would have close fisted the little punk instead of slapping him. He could have really hurt the little girl with a rock let alone the emotional abuse he caused

Michelle M Mosley
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Michelle M Mosley

I agree and would have done the same thing. Bullies make me so mad!!

Mimit
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Mimit

I belive he did what the boys family should have been doing.

Tim Schubert
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Tim Schubert

When I was about 14, a neighbor threw a rock at one of my sister’s friends. When they came home and her friend was crying, I asked what happened. I went, found the kid, grabbed him by the arm and dragged him to his house. When I told his Mother what he had done, she didn’t seem especially upset about what her little delinquent had done. A few minutes later, he left his house again and I told him that if I ever saw him, or heard of him throwing rocks at anybody, I wouldn’t take him to his Mother,… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

To bad his parents didn’t slap him first! I would have give all the bullies. An asswhipping they wouldn’t forget anytime soon!

Christie
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Christie

If the boys assaulted her, it is the father’s responsibility to protect his daughter. Dad should have taken the boy out of eyesight of the camera.

Chelsea
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Chelsea

You Go Step Dad! I have never made a comment on “News” or political issues before but my gosh I just have to comment. You did what we ALL want to do when ANYONE hurts a child, especially one of your own! I absolutely applaud you, a little “tough guy” was given what he deserved.

Anonymous;
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Anonymous;

I hope there is footage showing that, that kid was indeed bullying this girl. I think that the first thing the parents should check into. I can only imagine, how that boy will treat a woman when he grows up. I was bullied when I was in school, and believe me it wasn’t fun. I hope this kid gets bullied some day just to see how it feels.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

i would have done the same he deserved it

peggy
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peggy

Back in the day if you were messing with someone then their parent would whip your butt or pull you by the ear to your own house to talk to your parents. And then the parents whipped your butt. Now days nothing is done to the bullies and the kids are committing suicide! Shame on society for sticking up for these bullies-there was more than 1 boy against a 12 year old girl….good for the step-dad for sticking up for her. I probably wouldn’t have slapped him-I would’ve made the daughter do it and more than once, then threaten the… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I hope the charges get dropped…these kids need discipline and he apparentley wasnt getting it at home

Marcia hazen
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Marcia hazen

Let us as parents put are kids in line like we where at that age, now the kids do and say whatever they want to and nobody can do anything about it. The boys need to learn and the lawmaker have to back off, wow laws are all for kids doing wrong and the parents are in jail for it, are lawmaker have this really messed up. As far as the set dad great job, your not alone,

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I would of slapped him also!!

Paula Price
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Paula Price

Everyone’s getting tired of this bullying mess.
Start holding parents responsible for their little moochers misbehaving. That will help, I do believe.

Vernon
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When he gets out of jail he needs to go slap the kids dad a few times just for good measure.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Maybe if his parents would of slapped him a long time ago then maybe he would not be a bully and respect women! Hell dad probably bullies mom. That’s where he learned it from

Mary Smith
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Mary Smith

Sorry but bullying has gone way to far !! I am not saying what the stepfather did was the best choice!! BUT , please do not make this bully a victim here . He got slapped across the face , there is NO damage ( except to him cockie pride) It’s only this young generation that has never been spanked or back hand for there behavior and that is why we have so much of this Bullying! When I was young anyone Caught doing or disrespecting anyone ,they where was more afraid of their parents because they Knew they would… Read more »

Russ Lambert
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Russ Lambert

The step-dad didn’t do anything wrong. The kid will think twice before doing it again. If it goes to court I’d love to be on the jury.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hopefully the parents will Thank him and demand charges be dropped. Maybe it will set an example best not bully, or ya might just get slapped, or a good ole fashion spanking.

Lazara
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Kudos to this father!; if every parent/relative shows the bully’s that they also can be into hot water they are going to think about bullying.
p.s. I acknowledge that it was a kid.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I don’t feel the Stepfather did wrong! More Parents need to be sticking up for there kids who are being bullied by other kids! The parents of these kids bullying others need to be fined and start making their children responsible for abusing other children?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Closed fist deck his disrespectful, poorly raised, punk ass. Treating anyone like that, let alone a girl, and all you got was a slap? Tie him up and beam him with ice cream and rocks

Anonymous
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Anonymous

When I was growing up the grownups took action when parents weren’t around. Kids had respect for all adults. These days adults stand around and well there’s nothing I can do.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sounds like punkass got what he deserved. Woman should stand by her husband after all it was her daughter. Had a punkass do the unthinkable to my daughter. I gladly stand by her, his dumbass has NO relationship with his Dad cause he couldn’t control his penis. So YES I hate child molesters and bullies!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I might have slapped him, too. It’s not right, but I might have done the same.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

GO DAD!!
NOBODY ELSE IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THE BULLYING!!!
NOT THE SCHOOLS
NOT THE PARENTS OF THE BULLIES
NOT THE POLICE
WHAT ARE WE, AS PARENTS, LEFT TO DO?!?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

He deserved it.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

How many kids have committed suicide because of being bullied! I’m glad he slapped the kid in his face, hope he learned his lesson.

Beth
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Beth

Kiddos! Most young kids have no respect or manners anymore

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Good job

LP
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LP

He might have let his emotions get the best of him! But, I understand he was upset for his daughter! I hope the bully got the message!!

Dennis
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Dennis

The guy was protecting his step daughter. I would have done same thing. That’s the problem with kids now days they can’t be correct without yelling abuses. Change the laws back it didn’t hurt me growing up and I’m 60!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I think the boy deserved it. His parents should teach their son better manners.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Bout time someone taught the bully manners. Hail to the step father.

william craigie
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william craigie

Take them home and slap their parents

Kandi
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Kandi

Welp, he definitely did something wrong. No doubt about that. For those of you saying that he did nothing wrong, I would say you are completely inaccurate. You can’t just be jumping out of you vehicles and putting your hands on someone else’s kid. Thankfully this main and some kind of restraint and only slapped him, but what if he lost his temper and couldn’t control his strength, then what would everyone would be saying? I agree th boy probably deserved it, I’m sure the man got out to say something to the little F$@ker and the kid, the nasty… Read more »

Lori
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Lori

I’ll bet the farm that little asshole will not even look at that girl again! He deserved it but.. Grown men should not be hitting other people kids.

Vicki
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Vicki

He definitely should not have put his hands on another’s child (speaking as a mom) but (also speaking as a mom) that little punk deserved it!

Kim
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Kim

He was wrong to slap the 12 year old. Period. He is the adult and should act like it. Two wrongs don’t make a right. There were many more options on how to deal with these bullies, that would have possibly made a difference in their attitudes. It’s a shame that the step dad didn’t make this into a move in the right direction because he basically bullied a bully. Dumb.

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