Seems ridiculous, isn’t it? Hunter Yelton, 6, was suspended from Lincoln School of Science and Technology in Canon City, Colo. on Dec. 4, and cited with “sexual harassment” as he kissed his fellow female classmate once on the cheek, and then on her hand on another occasion.
According to Canon City Daily Record, the 6-year-old Hunter Yelton was repeatedly warned for his actions by school officials. Hunter kissed the little girl on two recorded occasions, once on the cheek and once on the hand. The officials also tell that they would “never suspend a student for one minor little violation,” and that they stand behind their suspension decision because they had warned the boy about his behavior before.
CBS reports that Hunter’s mother, Jennifer Saunders, was outraged by the term “sexual harassment” that has been attached to her son’s case. “This is taking it to an extreme that doesn’t need to be met with a six-year-old,” she 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.”
Saunders said it to be a crush as the two children like each other, and asked to remove “sexual harassment” from Hunter’s record, KRDO reported.
But the little girl’s mother, Jade Masters-Ownbey, is glad the school took action on Hunter. She said originally two boys were interfering with her daughter’s schoolwork. After teachers gave warning to them, one boy stopped but Hunter apparently didn’t get it. “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,” Jade told Canon City Daily Record.
After the whole story is clear, I’d say that the label “sexual harassment” seems a little extreme to explain the actions of a 6-year-old boy. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!