Kiss Gets Colorado 6-Year-Old Suspended
Hunter Yelton says he has crush on girl he kissed, who likes him back
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2013 12:18 PM CST
Updated Dec 15, 2013 6:57 AM CST
Hunter Yelton.   (KRDO screenshot)

(Newser) – A 6-year-old boy has been suspended for two days from a Colorado school for kissing a girl on the cheek and hand—with his actions being labeled "sexual harassment" by Canon City school officials. Further, they want it added to Hunter Yelton's school record, reports the AP. Hunter tells KRDO what happened: "It was during class, yeah. We were doing reading group and I leaned over and kissed her on the hand. They sent me to the office, fair and square. I did something wrong and I feel sorry." He had previously kissed her on the cheek, reports KRDO.

Mom Jennifer Saunders isn't happy with where it went from there. "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." She admits her son had previously kissed the girl on the cheek, and says he was grounded after being disruptive at school. A School District RE-1 official says the repeat offenses meet the school policy definition of sexual harassment and they hope the tough standards will force the boy to change his behavior.

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honestjohn
Dec 18, 2013 12:03 AM CST
wow. how stupid. in the 2nd grade sally would give me a cookie for a kiss. fair exchange, and i didn't grow up a rapist. i'm guessing curly haired sally turned out ok too. graduate of 1978. times, they have changed, for the worse.
zatoichi
Dec 16, 2013 12:48 PM CST
These people claim to be educators yea right! Ignorance is rampant people who teach nothing new just sad.A six year old with a black mark on him for kissing a hand .
professortech
Dec 16, 2013 8:56 AM CST
So is it a basic lack of common sense in Colorado or what? Colorado School officials enforcing a "sexual harassment " policy in a draconian manner. While on the other hand Colorado sheriffs are refusing to enforce gun legislation