Boy, 6, Suspended From School For Kissing Girl On Hand: Ridiculous?

Thu, December 12, 2013 9:55am EDT by 9 Comments
Boy Suspended From School
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So crazy! A 6-year-old boy was suspended from school and cited with ‘sexual harassment’ on his record after he kissed his female classmate once on the cheek, and then on her hand on another occasion. The school says he was warned about his behavior before, but his mom was outraged by the punishment.

Hunter Yelton was suspended from Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Canon City, Colo. on Dec. 4 after he kissed a fellow 6-year-old classmate on the hand and cheek at school. Hunter’s mother, Jennifer Saunders, was appalled that the school would use adult ideas to explain her son’s actions, but the little girl’s mother, Jade Masters-Ownbey, says the school did a great job by protecting her daughter from Hunter’s ongoing harassment, because she has been teaching how to deal with uncomfortable attention. What do YOU think?

Boy Suspended From School After Kissing Girl’s Hand, Called ‘Sexual Harassment’

Hunter’s mom isn’t as shocked by the boy’s suspension as she is by the term “sexual harassment” that has been attached to his case. “This is taking it to an extreme that doesn’t need to be met with a six-year-old,” Hunter’s mom, Jennifer said according to CBS, saying that the experience has really affected Hunter. “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.”

School officials say they warned Hunter repeatedly for his actions, and that they stand behind their suspension decision because he had been warned about his behavior before, and would “never suspend a student for one minor little violation,” reported the Canon City Daily RecordHunter kissed the girl on two recorded occasions, once on the cheek and once on the hand.

Aside from being confused about why he’s in trouble, Hunter thinks it’s fair that he was disciplined for his behavior. “I did something wrong. They took me to the office fair and square,” he said during an interview with KRDO.

Girl’s Mother Glad School Took Action

The little girl’s mother, Jade, is happy the school took action on Hunter, because she says originally two boys were interfering with her daughter’s schoolwork. After teachers’ intervention, one student stopped, but she says Hunter did not.

“After they got in trouble, one boy stopped but the other boy apparently didn’t get it,” she said in a statement to the Canon City Daily Record. “I had to put restrictions on her about which she was allowed to be around at school. I’ve had to coach her about what to do when you don’t want someone touching you, but they won’t stop.”

We can see both moms’ side of the story, but something about the label “sexual harassment” seems a little extreme.

UPDATE: After meeting with Hunter’s parents on Dec. 11, the school dropped the “sexual harassment” offense in favor of the more appropriate “misconduct,” according to The Daily Mail.

What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think it was ridiculous for Hunter to be suspended?

– Kristine Hope Kowalski

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bernard miller

Posted at 3:17 PM on December 19, 2013  

How stupid are some of the people in this world, six years old and sexual harassment don’t even go together. Wow what fools.

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Lwando

Posted at 11:11 PM on December 12, 2013  

That is so absurd.

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 1:44 PM on December 12, 2013  

HOW STUPID CAN THIS SCHOOL BE????????????????? AN ACT OF KINDNESS TURNS INTO A PUNISHMENT LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE????????? I SUPPOSE IF HE SAID I THINK YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED SEXUAL HARRASEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT NEXT?????????? ACCUSE HIM OF STALKING HER AND PUT HIM IN JAIL???????????? THIS IS SO FAR OUT OF HAND!!!!!!!!!! AN INOCENT JESTER IS TUNED INTO A MAJOR CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOMEONE NEEDS SOME SERIOUS HELP AND IT IS NOT THIS LITTLE 6 YEAR OLD BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mister Baja

Posted at 11:06 AM on December 12, 2013  

yep, kids of this age are just inventing themselves.
MAYBE HE WILL BECOME A WOMANISER EXTRAORDINARY!!

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Guest

Posted at 10:00 AM on December 12, 2013  

Kid needs to be taught what is and isn’t acceptable behavior. Either he learns now or he turns into a pervert later.

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Jenny

Posted at 10:22 AM on December 12, 2013  

He’s six!!! What in the hell is wrong with you people!!! A kiss on the hand is going to lead him to be a pervert later in life? You are so beyond ridiculous!!!

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sue

Posted at 10:48 AM on December 12, 2013  

i fully agree this has gone way to far!!!!!!!!!!!!! really he’s 6 years old

 
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Layladirectioner

Posted at 12:05 PM on December 12, 2013  

Jenny u are sooooo right !!

 
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Sammy

Posted at 9:09 PM on December 15, 2013  

YES! We teach children what is and is not ok. He was warned not to do it again. He even ADMITS he shouldn’t have done it. The girl said no. The girl told her mother and her teacher and he CONTINUED to touch her in a way she was uncomfortable with. If he doesn’t start to learn NOW what is and is not ok to do a female body without her permission he will end up a pervert or race a rapist. Thanks for apologizing for a kid who admits what he did was wrong, whose MOTHER admits what he did is wrong. You’re a symptom of a larger problem in society. I applaud the school!

 
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