9-year-old Boy Suspended from School After Calling Teacher ‘Cute’

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 in National Issues, Sexual Harassment

A 9-year-old boy in North Carolina was suspended after calling a teacher “cute,” WSOCTV.com reports. The boy’s mother, Chiquita Lockett, said the principal of Brookside Elementary in Gastonia called her after the incident to say the comment was a form of sexual harassment.

“It’s not like he went up to the woman and tried to grab her or touch her in a sexual way,” Lockett said. “So why would he be suspended for two days?”

According to the station, a district spokeswoman said she could not go into detail, but said the boy was suspended for “inappropriate behavior” after making “inappropriate statements.”

The district’s Code of Conduct doesn’t list “inappropriate behavior,” but says “disruption of school” is punishable by five days of out-of-school suspension.

You can read the full story here: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/04/boy-suspended-from-school-for-sexual-harassment-after-calling-teacher-cute/?google_editors_picks=true#ixzz1fgOnFa9D

If you or anyone you know have been accuses of sexual harassment, contact Bloom Legal 24/7 at www.bloomlegal.com or at 504-599-9997 for a consultation to discuss your options.

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