A kiss on the hand gets boy, 6, ‘sexual harassment’ on his record
CANON CITY, Colo., Dec. 10 (UPI) — A Colorado mother said her 6-year-old son has “sexual harassment” on his record for kissing a girl he feels mutual affection for on the hand.
Jennifer Saunders said her son, Hunter Yelton, a first grader in Canon City, was suspended from school for the entire day Monday because of an incident that took place in class last week, KRDO-TV, Colorado Springs, reported Tuesday.
"It was during class yeah. We were doing reading group and I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That’s what happened," Hunter Yelton said.
Saunders said her son and the girl he kissed have a mutual affection for each other.
"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? That should not ever be said, sex. Not in a sentence with a 6 year old," Saunder said.
Officials with School District RE-1 said the boy’s actions fit the district’s definition of sexual harassment. They said school records remain within the district.