A 6-year-old boy from the Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Colorado was suspended for kissing a girl on her hand.
First grader Hunter Yelton has a crush on a girl at his school and decided to kiss her hand.
“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 recounted.
Unfortunately, school officials found that action inappropriate and Hunter was immediately suspended on charges of “sexual harassment”.
“This is taking it to an extreme that doesn’t need to be met with a six year old,” Hunter’s mom, Jennifer Saunders said. “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.”
District superintendent Robin Gooldy defended that the boy was punished due to the school’s policy on unwanted touching.
“The focus needs to be on his behavior,” Gooldy explained. “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,” he said.
No legal action is expected from the girl or her parents. Hunter’s suspension ended last Tuesday.