6-year-old boy suspended from Colorado school for kissing girl, considered sexual harassment

  • Article by: STEVEN K. PAULSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 10, 2013 - 2:40 PM

DENVER — The suspension of a 6-year-old boy for kissing a girl at school is raising questions about whether the peck should be considered sexual harassment.

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jhb8426Dec. 10, 1310:05 AM

This is on par for suspending a kid for having a plastic knife in his lunch box.

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runfast25Dec. 10, 1310:14 AM

Is this a real story? We have gone overboard with some of this, they are 6 years old....get a grip folks.

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cman2500Dec. 10, 1310:22 AM

Political Correctness gone insane even Communism isn't this goofy. Orwell's "doublethink" does not even come close to capturing what's happening in this country.

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wiseoracleDec. 10, 1310:24 AM

school district officials have lost their minds - and proven beyond a doubt that they are bereft of any intelligence whatsoever! aren't these people supposed to bring *any* skills to the table, in exchange for their paycheck??

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viking53Dec. 10, 1310:25 AM

Let's see here. Some people in Colorado want any nut case or criminal to be able to own a weapon. now they consider 6 year old boy kissing a girl sexual harrassment. I don't see any common sense going on there.

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roadtoruinDec. 10, 1310:30 AM

Political Correnctness. Destroying this once great nation, one child at a time.

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mankatoeastDec. 10, 1310:39 AM

Lets worry about the guns.

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Joe BobDec. 10, 1310:52 AM

A 6-year-old child is not legally capable of sexual conduct. Ergo it's not possible for them to be guilty of sexual harassment. When I was a kid this sort of thing wasn’t ‘sexual harassment’ it was called ‘keep your hands to yourself’. When the person in question is a 6-year-old child they don’t need to be suspended from school, they need to be taught socially acceptable behavior.

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ironman1Dec. 10, 1311:00 AM

Good, he has no business kissing another kid. She is not his plaything.

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JvonkorffDec. 10, 1311:11 AM

Behind every one of these stories are the stories that are not reported, because the purpose of these stories is to get us all wound up and buy tomorrow's newspaper for another such story. Are the parents supporting the school's attempt to stop the kissing? Is the kid engaging in other inappropriate behavior? How long is the suspension? Has the school tried other strategies and concluded that a suspension is necessary to get family cooperation? Or, is this the overkill that many of you believe it to be? You cannot make a judgment on appropriate response to a student behavior problem based on a few lines in a syndicated newspaper story.

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