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Colorado six year old suspended for kissing a girl

Posted by Kristi Palma  December 11, 2013 09:08 AM

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A six-year-old Colorado boy was suspended from school for kissing a classmate on the hand.

His mom says it's a crush. But her son Hunter Yelton now has "sexual harassment" on his school record.

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"It was during class, yeah. We were doing reading group and I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. That's what happened," said Hunter in this KRDO-TV report.

"This is taking it to an extreme that doesn't need to be met with a six 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 six year old," Hunter's mom Jennifer Saunder told KRDO-TV.

But the superintendent of School District RE-1 says Hunter's actions fit the Lincoln School of Science and Technology's policy description of "sexual harassment."

District superintendent Robin Gooldy told The Associated Press on Tuesday the boy was suspended because of a policy against unwanted touching.

Hunter was at home Monday but was supposed to return to school on Tuesday. School officials refused to say whether he returned to school this week and his mother did not return a call seeking comment, reports the Associated Press.

What do you think? Should the boy have been suspended?

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Kristi Palma, Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
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