Your 2 Cents: 9-Year-Old Suspended For Sexual Harassment


Thursday, December 8th 2011, 11:05 pm
By: News 9


A principal really overreacted suspending a 9-year-old boy who called his teacher cute or fine.

Here's what you had to say:

Cynthia in Perry remembers: "..all the girls from Jr Hi to Sr Hi would ooh and ah over how "cute" the new male teacher was. The boys did the same over the new female teachers."

Louise in OKC writes: "There are so many other "suspendable" infractions. Child probably didn't even know that it was "sexual harassment!!!"

Debbie in Cashion says: "..a look at the child's previous behavior needs to be taken into consideration."

And an educator in OKC writes: "Here's betting there were other issues with this student prior to this incident."

Tim in OKC writes: "As a teacher myself, it's nice to see a PC principal put in their place and out to pasture.."

Richard in Edmond: "The Principal over reacted. However, the school board may have had him retire because the parents threatened to sue."

And finally David in OKC writes: "I agree, schools today neglect many teachable moments.... and our kids suffer for it."