When do we finally stop the harassment of little boys by school administrators?
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
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Mr. Principal, can you spell moron?
If he had kissed another boy instead, he would have been given the keys to the candy machine and a gold star for the week.
Sounds like some of these school administrators need to be put on Riddlin.
or the new version called rid-admin
“School policy”, huh? Who wrote that policy? The Principal?
Now they are punishing young kids for being affectionate?
This Principal has issues. The Principal should be suspended. Better yet, the principal should be released from duty and charges pressed for child harassment.
So – the moral of that story is that you should teach your son to be uncaring and unfeeling?
Is this unreasonable punishment designed to avoid liability?
I hate to say it professor, but there are four possibilities. One, we live in a litigious society. Two, parents have delegated responsibility for their child’s development. Three, people are frightened by evolution or organic development. Four, men and women are confused about natural relationships, which would explain the progress of homosexual behavior and irreconcilable differences.
I actually empathize with the principal’s position. Can you imagine the screeching that would occur if a boy kissed another boy, a girl kissed another girl, etc., and they did not receive equal treatment. Progressive Confusion (PC) has its consequences.
Can you imagine the screeching that would occur if a boy kissed another boy, a girl kissed another girl, etc.,
More than likely the school would hold week-long seminars to teach about how beautiful homosexual affection is.
Exactly. That’s why, without knowing his motives, I both criticize and empathize with the principal. It would require a strong man or woman to stand against the screeching. In our present environment, that is exceedingly difficult to do. Anyone who stands against progress morality, biology, etc., will likely face not only fiscal but punitive consequences. Unfortunately, the screeching, or even its threat, is sufficient to prevent our society from addressing the issues on their merits.
It’s kind of odd that people agree with your observation, but disagree with mine, since we have raised the same issue but with different specificity. Neither is condoning or affirming the administration’s actions.
Oh, well. I have one further observation. Americans, in a large minority, or perhaps in a slight majority, for different reasons, but principally to receive benefits from a democratic coalition, support a progressive morality. This is why the issue of equal treatment is relevant. The actual or effective majority is imposing a moral change, which is decidedly different from Judeo-Christian morality.
meh, this is a good thing. yeah it’s “cute” but instilling a “keep your hands to yourself” policy early will prevent unwanted advances and a disregard for “no means no” later in life. and the same people why decry the phony War on Women shouldn’t be shouting loudest against the phony war on kindergartener boys.
That is only true if we assume that this boy, that children generally, are psychotic, and incapable of self-moderating, responsible behavior. The response to a moderately disagreeable or inappropriate behavior should have been advisory rather than punitive. The relationship between men and women should never be cast as dysfunctional. Boys and girls should never be mislead about their complementary existence.
Quint, I’m hard pressed to believe you are serious, but if you are, you are saying you think this SIX year old child, who doesn’t have the slightest idea what actual sexual activity is, should have a sexual harassment label placed in his school file and have been suspended. For kissing a girl on the cheek and on the hand. A show of affection that adults have no doubt showered this kid with throughout his extremely young life that he is mimicking.
Apparently, the twit teacher and principal have no idea how to deal with six year old children(education degrees don’t actually teach you how to work with young children, only how to push a progressive agenda on them throughout the grades). So rather than discussing this with the parents, and simply saying “enough” to the boy, we have to make this into a crazy issue.(Imagine what his school mates are being told is the reason for his absence…)
When I was in first grade, I kissed a boy on the cheek at recess. The merciless teasing I got from my brothers was quite enough punishment. The notion that my impetuous act would launch me down a slippery slope of physically abusing other children is insane, and it would be if I had been a little boy kissing a little girl.
If this was an instance of “unwanted touching,” surely the little girl would make that clear, and the resulting embarrassment would probably prevent the boy from repeating the behavior. The adults should not intervene unless there’s a persistent pattern of “unwanted touching” (or the two little kids are both overly enthusiastic participants, which is unlikely at age six).
Maybe the Principals and teachers should attend “Scared Straight” seminars. Then, perhaps they could distinguish between criminals and six year old children.
You’re so right. It’s so easy to bully and abuse a 6-year old. Let them stand up to burglars, carjackers, and Mexican cartel enforcers.
Let’s hope this little boy is warned ahead of time to not present a Valentine card to a little girl lest it bear the image of Cupid’s heart with a dangerous ARROW though it.
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>>”When do we finally stop the harassment of little boys by school administrators?”
Never. Why would they stop? They’re winning. Furthermore, it’s their religion. Do religions stop?
re: “Furthermore, it’s their religion. Do religions stop?”
Insightful and interesting comment, completely accurate from my observations.
They, the liberal progressives, worship at the alter of their own imagined utopia. Everyone is born a mere cog in the machinery of society, without variability or ability. The young are just young goslings, waiting to have their minds imprinted with the correct asexual interactions of breeders for the social machine. Love, emotions, male leadership, female support roles, passion, freedom, liberty, personal unity and commitment – all are worthless in the utopia the progressives desire to build.
It would be wonderful if there were more male teachers in the early grades where the little guys could receive instruction and have a relationship in their own right. The truth is that it would probably wind up being the teacher sent home for having sexual harassment as there exists a quiet double standard stereo-typing what is perceived as acceptable by female vs. male teacher interactions and their student charges. What if this little guy was just looking to have his first best friend ? Perhaps this would not have happened had the teacher been a man and even if it did occur how differently it might have worked its way out rather then being forwarded up/down the hall to the principals office where teachers who fail to be able to contain, resolve or cope, send their problems.
This kind of behavior is absolutely normal for the child’s age.
It takes a seriously sick mind to attach the term “sexual harassment” to it.
I would seriously suggest that they check the principal’s computer for child porn. Seriously.
The educrats and their left-wing allies have been insisting that children should get more and more sex education at an early age. Then when a young child does something perfectly innocent and normal, they project into the child’s mind what they think should be part of a child’s mental world — and punish the child.
It’s similar to the confusing combination of libertinism and puritanism that’s been observed on college campuses, except that six-year-olds couldn’t have any real understanding of what “sexual harassment” even is.
Yes, check his/her computer for child porn – and if none is found, feel free to act like a lib and put some on it. Dump that sack of skin before they can ruin the self-image of other young children.
Is it any wonder that many parents choose to home school? I’m waiting for Obama to outlaw that as well.
Why would anyone continue to send their child to this crazy house for indoctrination?
1. My six year old would be home schooled or placed in a catholic or religious based private school, even if I had to scrub toilets all night to afford it.
2. The school would be the recipient for every possible legal action I could file, including a personal civil suit against the principal.
This and other recent asinine school actions against boys acting like boys is child abuse, period. The parents need to hire a good lawyer and sue everyone involved.
Not just child abuse. Misandrist child abuse. These “Zero-Tolerance” cases overwhelmingly and disproportionately affect male children.
Could a case be made for a gender-based hate crime? Or at least gender-based discrimination?
As you can see here, even amongst adults it is hard to form a consensus on whether what the boy did was wrong. And the reason for that is that the same action can be greeted as charming and very welcomed, or can be seen as an intrusion. But the key is that there is no way to know in advance which it will be received as until you are bold enough to try.
Welcome to the world of dealing with women young man. It doesn’t get any better.
One of my fondest memories is when a little girl kissed me on the cheek at a water cooler in elementary school.
Somehow I think if it were a little girl doing the kissing here it would have been overlooked. One consequence of the hyperventilating over the faux war on women is that educators feel they must treat boys as incipient predators whose every impulse must be reined in lest they grow up to be — men.
Kids see adults greet each other with kisses on the cheek. Then they are punished for emulating that behavior. Social rules and conventions are difficult to master when they are completely nonsensical.
But what should be obvious to everyone is that there are better ways to handle this. The least mature party here are the educators.
Trying to hit reply I down-voted your comment.
What I was trying to say is that the young man is not having trouble dealing “with women.”
Apparently, the girl did not complain. It was the idiotic school administrators that made a big deal out of his innocence.
So, we have faculty and administration, with no attachment to the real world, preparing the youth of this nation for the real world.
Right… What could possibly go wrong?
Glad we homeschooled.
Misaligned development. This is a well known problem of left-wing ideologies, which, in their deference to intelligent design executed by mortal beings, ignore or reject traditional morality. The right-wing alternative, while imperfect, is evolutionary or organic development, which when combined with a suitable religion (i.e. moral philosophy) is capable of mitigating the deviations introduced through aberrations, thereby limiting runaway failures.
BRAVO! Professor Jacobson for your focusing attention on this matter.
Doesn’t the whole thing hinge on “unwanted touching”? If the school officials don’t know if the kiss is unwanted can’t they just ignore it?
No child should be suspended for normal behavior!
Can a 6 year old consent?
From the school admin’sstatement this may be continued behaviour & not just a once off.
Saliva is a health hazard & especially in groups of young children.
Zero tolerance policy removes discretion from local school officials, who must impose penalties set in advance by our education system’s indoctrinators and brainwashers.
This is how centralized control is used to impose political agendae.
I think the superintendent should be suspended, upside down, for many hours.
From other sources :
It appears he has been suspended for kissing before.
This time he was reported by other children.
His mother is encouraging him rather than explaining limits of behaviour at school. ‘ oh it is boyfriend & girlfriend ‘ .
For a lawyer bill you are short on enquiry.
Oh come now. The good Prof. is the esquire of enquire.
The girl was previously the target of Hunter & another boy ( who stopped after a caution) .
Hunter persisted. .
He is going to have to learn the hard way .
He was suspended for rough housing which is also normal for active little boys. He has kissed this little girl twice. If the mother of this little girl thought this was a big problem whyvdid she not complain about the issue before. Plus what I have read so far there has been no complaint. Yes, hunter needs to learn when the correct time is correct, but when I was growing up ib think my hole class would of been suspended at some point during the year. These school officials need to be very careful about titles they give to young children, they are educators and they should no more than anyone.
Well, if teachers don’t sexually molest them, they brainwash them with leftist indoctrination, destroyung them, either way.
And we tolerate it.
1. Get the federal government OUT of public education at all levels.
2. Repeal the devastating “progressive era” Amendments XVI – XIX which have wrought such destruction on our country’s constitutional republican system. Only XVIII was ever repealed. These are all nothing but trouble.
We need to bring back tarring and feathering, and it should be applied to the school administrators who made this decision. I mean that literally not figuratively.
Look at the picture of this young man at the top of this entry. Do you see the smirking smile on his face? Well, we’re going to have to work at wiping THAT off his arrogant little face! The nerve of these little demon males! I don’t think he’s sorry at all!
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The school boards can fix this. Just vote now not to renew the principal’s or teacher’s contract next year. Do this a few times across the country and the problem goes away.
I’m a little more worried about the classmates being portrayed as “PC Snitches”…. they’re little kids who make each other laugh and giggle at each others antics.
Interesting note – I’ve been following the Fox interviews with Mom this morning…. The parent mentions that the school has had a problem with a 6 year old boy as “having too much energy and being too active”.
Imagine that…. a six year old that’s a bundle of energy? And then they wonder why we have an obesity problem.
Yep, the poor lil darlins have been subjected to so much indoctrination about sexual predators that they’re on overload. Did I warn my kids about strangers – yes – but I didn’t go overboard – kids these days are being told to report ANY touching. I can remember back in first grade that the little boys chased the little girls and kissed them on the cheek and than ran away. It was a silly game, quite forgotten by the time the year was in it’s second semester, and never happened again once the kids were in the second grade. Can kids not be kids anymore?
Socialism/progressivism centrally controls aims to drag everything to the mean average, no extremes, everybody and everything the same, nobody bad, nobody good – unless you violate any of it. Then you will be driven back to the mean average.
Ho ho ho . Mother of the girl has made a statement . You guys won’t like it at all .
Says the ‘ attention’ iwas multiple & unwelcome & thatt the school was right in protecting her daughter.
But the parents of the girl never filed a complaint so must of thought it wasn’t a big issue. Now she is defending the school, but I think they have all sent a negative message to this little boy and others. Now parents don’t show any affection to your kids because they might show it to a school friend or crush. Lets make our kids like the stedford wives, mechanical and unaffectionat, yes that is what administrators should enforce…..NOT.
Is there a father?
(2) Obama’s selfie with the blonde hottie.