A six-year-old boy was suspended from school for sexual harassment… because he kissed a classmate on the hand.
The first grader, Hunter Yelton, attends Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Canon City. He said, “It was during class yeah. We were doing reading group and I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That’s what happened.”
As a result of the incident, Yelton’s school record now says “sexual harassment.”
The boy claims he and the little girl have a crush on each other. His mother, Jennifer Saunders, said, “She was fine with it, they are ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’. The other children saw it and went to the music teacher. That was the day I had the meeting with the principal, where she first said ‘sexual harassment’. This is taking it to an extreme that doesn’t need to be met with a six year old. Now my son is asking questions… what is sex mommy? That should not ever be said, sex. Not in a sentence with a six year old.”
Saunders is furious that her son’s record now has a blemish on it. She claims the school district is overreacting. “How can you do this? How can you say this about my child?” she said. “Remove sexual harassment, remove it from his record. I’m going to stand up and fight for him because that’s not the case, that’s not what happened at all.”
But the school is sticking it its guns. Superintendent Robin Gooldy claims that although Saunders sees nothing wrong with her son kissing a girl at school, the district disagrees. The boy was suspended due to the school’s policy against unwanted touching.
Gooldy said, “The focus needs to be on his behavior. We usually try to get the student to stop, but if it continues, we need to take action and it sometimes rises to the level of suspension.”
Saunders admits that her son has had behavior problems at school in the past. He was previously suspended for kissing his “girlfriend” on the cheek. She said, “We’ve been working with him with the classroom disruption. He was grounded for awhile.”
Sandy Wurtele, a child clinical psychologist, said she was surprised that the school suspended the first grader for kissing. She said kissing is normal for six-year-olds. “For most 6-year-old boys, absolutely. That would be a normal behavior,” she said. “This part of development is just as important if not more than their academic subjects.”
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5 thoughts on “6-Year-Old Suspended For “Sexual Harassment”… Because He Kissed A Girl’s Hand”
I hate to say it but good, this kid got a good look a his young age just how screwd up the system is. This might be the school system that did this but I am sure this kid is way smart enough to know what is wrong and I hope he knows that he is not wrong but the school is. High five to this young man. Bet he will never forget this.
Sounds to me that the child in question, learning from his punishment for outrageously daring to kiss his girlfriend on the cheek, to keep the adults happy by kissing her on the hand, I mean seriously, you just couldn’t make this up and the school could be damaging that childs future sexuality if he becomes repressed and associates punishment with consensual touch or kissing.
Its not as if its anyway inappropriate, he’s not asking her to show him her undies or touching in an area that would be classed as sexual. kissing is a norm that is thousands of years old and good old school is going to learn that outta the littluns turning them into sexual deviants, socially isolated little automatons. He sounds quite a sweet little lad, what would school be happier with? Him rolling a spliff up and beating his woman round the head maybe?
This just goes to show you how truly F**KED UP our country is.
This is totally uncalled for… AND… They need to leave this boy alone… PERIOD…. Yep, they hit a vein on this one…
Hey all you Colorado people… Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Canon City