VIDEO: Kissing 6 year-old suspended for sexual harassment

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POSTED: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 4:29pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 5:38pm

A six-year-old boy kissed a classmate and got suspended for sexual harassment! Now his mom is fighting to get the incident removed from his school record, Bonnie Silkman spoke with the little boy about what happened.

"It was during class yeah. We were doing reading group. And I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That's what happened." For that, 6 year-old Hunter is home, instead of at school.

Hunter, "I did something wrong. They sent me to the office, fair and square. I feel sorry."

Hunters mother, Jennifer, "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? It should not ever be said, sex, in a sentence with a 6 year old."

Both Hunter and his mom admit he's had some trouble at school in the past.

He's been suspended for rough housing and for kissing the same girl on the cheek.

Jennifer, "We've been working with him with the classroom disruption. He was grounded for awhile. Big restrictions."

Bonnie Silkman, "Are you trying to be good at school?

Hunter, "Yea. But I have a lot of energy. I mean six year olds. They have a lot of energy!"

The Superintendent at School District RE-1, says Hunters record will remain within the district and that Hunter's actions fit the school policy description of sexual harassment.

Jennifer, "How can you do this? How can you say this about my child? Remove sexual harassment, remove it from his record. I'm need to stand up and fight for him, because that's not the case, that's not what happened at all.

A child clinical psychologist says it is normal for 6 year-old boys to try to kiss girls.

She believes suspending him and calling the kiss sexual harassment sends mixed messages to kids.

She says it would have been better for the school to use it as a learning opportunity.
 

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One would believe that this school district was inundated with local and national condemnation for their seriously stupid labeling of a little kid...he was allowed back in school today...a prudent move by some realty up-tight administrators. Guess these fine educators should ban all parents from kissing, all teens from nuzzling anywhere on campus or around town, and separate boys and girls from the time they set foot in the kindergarten room all the up to their high school graduation.

Just tell kids this is not acceptable...and then tell them again and again, if necessary...but for heaven's sake, labeling a 6-year old with sexual harassment...crazy!! Little children see parents kiss, good friends kiss, young people in love kiss, and often mimic this...no sexual intent at all. So now adults are going to shame and label 6-year olds as sexual predators? Outrageous!! Teach self control early in a responsible way, but don't label little children, in school district or out.

THIS IS THE CRAZIEST THING I HAVE HEARD OF. THEY ARE KIDS, HE PROBABLY LIKES HER AND I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH IT, YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL HOW THIS IS HANDLED , HE COULD JUST HAVE A LOVING HEART AND A LITTLE CRUSH ON THIS GIRL , BUT TO ACCUSED HIM OF SEXUAL HARRASEMENT , THAT IS TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR, AND PUT IT ON HIS RECORD, IF I WERE HIS MOTHER I WOULD GET A LAWYER, THEY THE SCHOOL IS CRAZY AND CAUSING A BIGGER PROBLEM , THEIR ARE LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS AT DAY SCHOOL THAT KISS ON THE CHEEK.

he is only 6 years old you at the school are the ones with the filth in your head your a bunch of perverted people to even think that little boy would even know what the your saying sexual harassment that's bull **** leave the kid alone you pathetic morons your a bunch of over educated perverts.

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