Boy Suspended After Calling Teacher 'Cute'

9-year-old made comment to fellow student
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2011 5:56 PM CST

(Newser) – A North Carolina school has suspended a 9-year-old boy for calling his teacher cute—and not even to her face, WSOC-TV reports. Chiquita Lockett says her boy Emanyea made the comment to a fellow student about a substitute teacher. "It's not like he went up to the woman and tried to grab her or touch her in a sexual way," she says. "So why would he be suspended for two days?” The school district won't go into it, but says Emanyea was suspended over "inappropriate behavior" and "inappropriate statements."

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