My question involves juvenile law in the State of: CA
My daughter is in high school. A boy in one of her classes seems to be emotionally disturbed and has behaviour issues including making inappropriate comments to other students. He is being bullied by some students and is also bullying students like my daughter and two other girls in the ciass. He repeatedly calls my daughter by a wrong name, (example, referring to her as "Jane" when her name is "Mary") & telling my daughter that he hopes she dies. This freaks me out. Today, he "fake apologized" to my daughter and asked if they could be friends. When she accepted the apology and said that they could be friends, he laughed loudly and said that he hopes that she and all her friends die... When she said he would also be one of those who dies, he told her, "except me, of course!"
I have already contacted administrators at her high school and my daughter talked to the school counselor about this boy two days ago. The school's response is that they are aware of the kid's issues and are working with him but I take these comments as a threat, esp in light of all the school shootings in recent times and given his emotional disturbances.
What are my options here? I understand that this boy needs help but my priority is my own child's safety and the safety of the other kids in the school. I don't think they are taking him seriously and he seems to also have suicidal tendencies. Please help. What are my daughter's rights and what can we do? This boy, my daughter and the kids he's been threatening are all 14 / 15 years old.