Hunter Yelton apparently has a history of sexual harassment (he had kissed the same girl on the cheek), and this particular incident was the straw that broke the camel’s back. According to 6-year-old Hunter, they were in reading group at their Canon City, Colorado school when he kissed his “girlfriend’s” hand. Then he was sent to the office. And his mom had to meet with the principal. Here was Hunter’s mom’s reaction:
“She [the ‘victim’] was fine with it; they are ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’. The other children saw it and went to the music teacher. That was the day 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 six 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 six year old.”
He was subsequently suspended for a day, and now, Hunter’s got a sexual harassment charge on his school record. According to school officials, they can’t give out “special treatment” to Hunter just because he’s too young to even understand what sex is. That’s no excuse.
The school policy defines sexual harassment as the following:
- Sex-oriented verbal ‘kidding,’ abuse or harassment.
- Pressure for sexual activity.
- Repeated remarks with sexual or demeaning implications to a person.
- Unwelcome touching, such as patting, pinching, or repeated brushing against another’s body.
The boy and girl reportedly “like each other.” His kisses were not unwelcome. Nor were they sexual in nature. These are 6-year-olds we’re talking about, not 16-year-olds. Nevertheless, they’re going to go ahead and brand him as some kind of sex offender.
What I really don’t get is that schools are sexualizing their students at younger and younger ages. Obama recently applauded teaching sex ed to kindergarteners. He said it was the “right thing to do.” Schools are pushing to hand out condoms to “sexually active youth.” This they say will help curb teen pregnancies. They mock and ridicule anything that has to do with abstinence.
Any criticism of this sexualization is met with the retort, “They’re going to do it anyway at some point.” So, might as well teach them young how to do it.
So, what are school officials teaching these young kids like Hunter about sex? That it’s wrong and dirty? That’s what liberals accuse conservatives of wanting kids to think. From the libs’ perspective, they should welcome this behavior. It’s only natural, right? And they’re going to do it anyway at some point, so why stop them now?