6-Year old boy suspended for kissing girl on cheek.
There war on little boys in elementary schools continues unabated.
Little children are being punished with suspensions, expulsions, and permanent damage to school records based on standards of conduct carried into elementary schools from the adult world. Typically, but not exclusively, the insanity is directed at little boys for alleged violation of zero tolerance gun and sexual harassment policies.
A Canon City school six-year-old boy has been accused of sexual harassment and the school suspended him for kissing a girl on the cheek and hand.
A child psychologist said the tough treatment could have negative consequences. She said the kissing is normal behavior for children of that age.
Lincoln School of Science and Technology is home to young growing minds from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Six-year-old Hunter Yelton is one of them suspended two days for kissing a girl once on the hand and another time on the cheek.
Sandy Wurtele, a child clinical psychologist at UCCS, specializes in child sexual development and the prevention of childhood sexual abuse. She said she wasn’t surprised when we told her about Hunter kissing a classmate.
“For most six-year-old boys, absolutely. That would be a normal behavior,” said Wurtele.
However, she was surprised to hear the school suspended him.
The Principal is defending the punishment:
District superintendent Robin Gooldy told The Associated Press on Tuesday the boy was suspended because of a policy against unwanted touching.
“The focus needs to be on his behavior. 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.
He said officials have not heard from the girl’s parents, and no legal action is anticipated because it was only a violation of school policy.
Something needs to be done about out of control school administrators.
We need a K-12 Insurrection.
Related prior posts:
- 10-year old Johnny Jones suspended for shooting imaginary arrow
- The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners
- 12-year old RI student suspended for small keychain “gun”
- Maryland school offers counseling for students troubled by “pastry gun” incident
- 6-year old brings Quarter-sized toy gun on bus, threatened with detention and suspension
- Second Grader Suspended for Pointing Pencil Like a Gun