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    Mother says son was suspended for calling teacher cute

    GASTONIA, N.C. -- A Gastonia mother says her son was suspended for calling a teacher "cute.

    Chiquita Lockett said her 9-year-old son, Emanyea, spent the last two days at home.

    Lockett said the principal of Brookside Elementary called her Wednesday to say the incident was a form of sexual harassment.

    Emanyea told Eyewitness News a substitute teacher overheard him tell another student a teacher was cute.

    http://www.wsoctv.com/news/29910470/detail.html

    The leftist school system is out of control.

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    I suppose he has less flattering adjectives for his teachers now.

    Should his name be removed since he's a minor?

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    Hope this doesn't scar him for life, in terms of the opposite sex.

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    OMG I just posted in the "testicle kicker's" thread and now this! WTH...I think people are taking this "sexual harassment" stuff entirely too far.

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    When I was a pre school teacher, I had a student that would always tell me I was beautiful. It warmed my heart. He was so sweet.

    Why can't kids compliment their teachers???

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    This is sorta similar...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...upil-lift.html

    Teacher suspended for 'gross misconduct' after giving stranded dyslexic pupil a lift
    If the story is true and getting the child home safely was the extent of the gross misconduct...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    This is sorta similar...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...upil-lift.html



    If the story is true and getting the child home safely was the extent of the gross misconduct...
    In GA & PA, teachers cannot give a student(s) a ride home without written permission from a parent or guardian. It would result in an investigation and suspension with probable firing to follow.

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    We have similar rules here.

    But, if a child is stranded, the teacher is supposed to just leave the child there?
    As a human I couldn't do that.

    I think rules and laws sometimes go WAY against common sense.
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    I understand that not all teachers are safe drivers and the parents would naturally want to have control over the transport of their children but I don't think leaving a child stranded without bus money and without a ride home is safe either. I wonder if the parents can be fired over that.

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    Would the school have been happier if the kid had called his teacher an ugly old bat?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

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    Does a 9 year old know what sexual harrasment is? I feel sorry for children today. It's a shame a compliment can't be given without someone seeing it as negative.

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    There is so little specific details about this incident that it is impossible to make any kind of judgement. At this point, all I know for SURE is that the media has, once again, overblown and inflamed an 'incident' without giving enough information for people with reasoning abilities to come to any logical conclusion.

    I tend to think it is a strategic campaign to "dumb down America" until people can no longer think for themselves. then they will believe ANYTHING they are fed without questioning.

    Questions to ask about this story that have NOT been addressed:

    What were the 'bad names' this same boy was calling the other children? This was also cited in the specific letter to the parents, but was somehow "overlooked" in the media's treatment of the situation.

    How many times has this same child been told to NOT call other children bad names?

    What other consequences has the child paid for these same offenses before it reached a point where suspension was the next natural progression?

    What was the WHOLE conversation wherein the teacher was called "cute" and in what context did this happen? In essence, has this child been asked not to do this repeatedly, incorrigibly refused to comply, and with a great deal of insolence and disrespect in his tone of voice said in great detail exactly what he (or dad or big brother or gang or Godzilla) would like to "do" to this "cute" teacher?

    I once watched a 5 year old whip out his penis and pee on a teacher in the school cafeteria because she told him not to throw the other kids' food again and to step back in the lunch line. He grinned while he peed on her and said " go ahead and call my dad to come get me. You'll be the one in trouble then". ~ ~ And, oh yeah, I can just see the media making this kid out to be a poor mistreated child and the unthinking masses at large being JUST LIKE this kids daddy, who he knew would defend him no matter how out of control he was. I think the media might have said something like "five year old suspended for accidentally spilling food in cafeteria". Har HAR. If these kids are not helped at this age, they are the ones who will invade your house in the night and hack you to death just because they are STILL angry and never got the help they needed.

    LET THESE KIDS GET HELP. Number one is recognizing they have a problem and number two is setting appropriate BOUNDARIES. No boundaries now will necessitate cages to contain many of them as adults. We already have too many people in prisons. It is a tragedy of epic proportions and the $38,000 per prisoner PER YEAR could feed, clothe, give medical care, and full ride college educations to every needy child instead.

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    But none of those things are sexual harassment.

    SEXUAL harassment????

    Calling other children names?

    I'm not saying this child should not get in trouble for calling kids names.
    But pinning sexual harassment on a child this young is ridiculous IMO.

    The punishment should fit the behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberlyd125 View Post
    But none of those things are sexual harassment.

    SEXUAL harassment????

    Calling other children names?

    I'm not saying this child should not get in trouble for calling kids names.
    But pinning sexual harassment on a child this young is ridiculous IMO.

    The punishment should fit the behavior.

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    Well, let's just say that the guy working the next desk over from you says "hey, you are cute. C- U- T- E". You're uncomfortable with that. Your boss discreetly asks him to stop saying that. He not only keeps it up, he starts telling everyone ELSE in your office that you are C U T E. You are getting major creeped out at his lack of sensitivity. He is, again, asked to stop, this time in no uncertain terms. Being oppositional, as in "no ones gonna tell ME what I can and cannot say", he keeps it up. In fact, he also defiantly begins to stalk you when you cross the parking lot to your car every day. You are now MAJOR concerned at his OBVIOUS lack of boundaries But of course, HE says you are just paranoid, over reacting. You know the truth, but gee, come on, he "only" said you are CUTE (well, over and over, inappropriately, and continuing after being asked to stop). What does your boss do now? Tell you to just get over yourself, you should feel "flattered", decide since his employee simply WON'T comply with the request to stop this behavior that the easiest out is to make YOU the bad guy? Embarrassed at the daily inappropriate behavior, the coworker's jokes about it, the distraction from your work, the disrespect undermining your ability to be taken seriously, and outright fear from the bizarre fixation, AND the realization that NOTHING is going to change this man's behavior toward you, you decide to do......what? I'm really curious. Quit?

    Home and school is where children learn how to live in this world when mommy and daddy are not there anymore to "run interference" for them. The school environment is a living laboratory for the work environment many of these kids will be working in down the road in not so many years. If this kid is a fifth grader, he could BE your "no appropriate boundaries" office worker in 7 years. He could be the mail room guy, the tech support guy, the copier service technician, telling you how CUTE you are whenever you walk by, and then telling all your coworkers. After all, when he was younger, NO ONE taught him this was INAPPROPRIATE in certain conditions. No one impressed on him that there are BOUNDARIES to be respected when it comes to other people.

    I say if he wants to call the neighborhood girls cute, it's his parents and the girls' parents business. If it's ok with you if he comes to your house uninvited, calls your daughter cute, tells your daughter's friends she is cute, and your daughter is distressed by that, but you feel you shouldnt ask him to stop, then I am fine with it. But the schools need to help children learn what is expected of them in the real world, and I highly suspect this was NOT a one time, first time event for this boy. The school's action was not meant to be harsh, it was meant to help him function successfully in life.

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    A 9 year old child???

    There was nothing sexual or harassing about what he said.

    You can teach a child without making up names of non-existent offenses for the aged child you are dealing with.

    Punish him for not listening. Punish him for whatever is right. But this was not sexual harassment.
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