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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
Kiss Gets Colorado 6-Year-Old Suspended
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.

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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. (Read more sexual harassment stories.)

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