From: The Honor Network
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A four-year-old boy made the mistake of hugged his female aide to his teacher and was put into in-school suspension, according to the father. But La Vega school administrators have a very different story. Mr. Blackwell’s four-year-old son was lining-up to get on the bus after school last month, when he was accused of rubbing his face in the chest of a female employee. What on God’s green earth was the boy thinking!!!
The principal of La Vega Primary School sent a letter to the Blackwells that said the pre-kindergartener demonstrated “inappropriate physical behavior interpreted as sexual contact and/or sexual harassment.” What the ….?
Blackwell says it’s ridiculous that the aide would misread a hug from a four-year-old. Blackwell wrote to administrators demanding that the whole incident be expunged from his son’s academic file because his son is too young to know what it means to act sexually.
The sexual references on the discipline referral were later removed. But the thing that makes Blackwell most upset is they told him “your request for an apology by the aide and removal of all paperwork regarding this incident is denied.” Now the young student’s file will refer to the incident as “inappropriate physical contact.” We have now entered into the new twilight zone of adult female teachers being protected from 4-year-old boys’ hugs!