December 12th, 2013
03:00 AM ET

School drops sexual harassment claim against 6-year-old who kissed girl

Amid a tidal wave of negative publicity, a Colorado school system has let a 6-year-old boy return to school and said it won't classify his kissing a girl on the hand as sexual harassment.

The story of first-grader Hunter Yelton made national news and spurred outrage this week after word spread that his school near Colorado Springs suspended him for the kiss and accused him of sexually harassing the girl.

On Wednesday night, CNN affiliate KRDO reported that Canon City Schools Superintendent Robin Gooldy met with Hunter's parents. The superintendent then changed Hunter's disciplinary offense from "sexual harassment" to "misconduct."

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  1. chrissy

    How dumb in the first place! Wonder if a certain someone many of us remember is on that school board? Would sound like something he would do! Bunch of ninnys!

    December 12, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I know chrissy. How did we get to this point ? Is this the beginning of the righteous police movement ? Is it going to evolve into a stricter rule like what is being pushed in the ME ?

      December 12, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It'd better not be. There's too many things dividing our nation as it is. What's next, same gender classes only?

      December 12, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      That's exactly what I was thinking too banasy.

      December 12, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I see TJI is having issues with sarcasm today. My comment is awaiting moderation,( now there's a shock ) so I'm sure you won't get to see the contempt I showing at the sheer stupidness of the penalty handed down to this child. I also made note of a ten year old who was suspended for "pretending" to shoot his pal with a "pretend" bow and arrow.
    Can we all agree that we have a slight case of overreaction going on here ?

    December 12, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    He kissed the girl's hand??

    December 12, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Yeah, that was it. In my day it was called chivalry. Now it's called se xual harassment. These kids what the wor s ex means yet. There sure are a lot of little minds out there.

      December 12, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      They have to explain what the charge means in order for the boy to understand...and that is just beyond silly.

      December 12, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Can you just freakin imagine? 6 year olds dont even know what s e x is so now what? They gotta have s e x ed? Back when we were kids they got away with pinchin girls butts even! And nothin was ever done or said about that ever!

    December 12, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Bunch a ninnies wantin to make national news! Lmao

    December 12, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    And of course I am blocked again.

    December 12, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lmao figures huh? Colorado springs i mean lol.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • JR

      Chrissy, making fun of someone who lives in Colorado Springs. We all know who you mean. Banasy, the reason you are blocked is you constantly troll people with your phone and PC. I've seen where you told a lie and said you don't have a computer in your house. I know that you lied darling. Both of you represent the worst in the female species.

      December 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Um, no, but thanks for reiterating your misogyny, JR.

      December 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Good morning folks.
    I find it hard to comment on the extent of absurdity of this 'case'. Does this issue reflect the state of paranoia this nation has been pushed to 'achieve'.?

    December 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Accepting the misdemeanor of digression albeit related to paranoia I refer my friends to an article in "A Conspiracy So Vast" by Andrew P.Napolotani.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Juan Jimenez

    Makes no sense other than the world is turning for the worst.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Juan Jimenez

    No pun intended.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Juan Jimenez

    @saywhat. Yes. Paranoia beyond reasonable boundaries.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Its puppy love gees!

    December 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. numbskullary

    If he would have kissed a boy, they would have a parade for him.

    December 12, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lmao @ numbskullary youre probably right!

    December 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
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