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A Colorado mother said her 6-year-old son has “sexual harassment” on his record for kissing a girl he feels mutual affection for on the hand.
Jennifer Saunders said her son, Hunter Yelton, a first grader in Canon City, was suspended from school for the entire day Monday because of an incident that took place in class last week.
“It was during class yeah. We were doing reading group and I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That’s what happened,” Hunter Yelton 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 6 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 6 year old,” Saunder said.
Officials with School District RE-1 said the boy’s actions fit the district’s definition of sexual harassment. They said school records remain within the district.
Yelton, who was previously suspended for rough housing and kissing the same girl on the cheek, was scheduled to return to school Tuesday morning.
Obviously, everyone has been warned to keep an eye on the young Lothario and turn his butt in if he looks longingly at something dearer than a cupcake.
The Nanny State is ready to apply Christian puritanism as the rules governing life regardless of age. Poisonally, if you want to raise your children as if normal life is a den of iniquity – yank them out of public school – and take the teachers and administrators who think the same – with you.
I used to pass through Canon City every other week when I was on the road. Looked like a nice little town seeking nature tourists, folks who enjoyed flyfishing. Good thing I never stopped on the outskirts to pee in the bushes. I might have been arrested for attempted rape of a trout.