(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — A 6-year-old Colorado boy was slapped with the label of sexual harasser and suspended, all because he kissed his classmate on the hand.
ABC News affiliate KRDO-TV spoke with the boy, who in the past kissed the same girl — his “girlfriend” — on the cheek.
“It was during class,” Hunter Yelton tells the news station about the latest show of affection. “And I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That’s what happened.”
“I have a lot of energy,” Yelton says in his defense. “I mean 6-year-olds — they have a lot of energy!”
The boy’s mother, Jennifer, is outraged, saying of the female student, “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.”
She added, “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?’ It should not ever be said, ‘sex,’ in a sentence with a 6-year-old…How can you say this about my child?”
Yelton was suspended previously for kissing the same girl on the cheek.
However, his mother wants the “sexual harassment” label stricken from his record. The school superintendent insists Yelton’s actions fit the school’s definition of sexual harassment.
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