Gastonia, Dec 5 (TruthDive): In a really shocking incident, a 9-year-old school boy of a school in North Carolina was suspended from school for two days, accusing him of sexual Harassment for having a schoolboy crush.
Nine year old Emanyea Lockett was suspended from school for two days when he told a friend that he thought his teacher was ‘cute’.
‘I was talking to my friend and I said Miss Taylor was cute,’ Emanyea told, ‘That’s all I said,’ Emanyea continued.
The incident happened after a substitute teacher heard Emanyea’s comments on his teacher Ms.Taylor and went on with a complaint to the Principal. The Principal of Brookside Elementary School then delivered this famous judgement suspending the boy for two days.
Emanyea’s mother rightly thinks that his punishment is far more severe than the crime. ‘It’s not like he went up to the woman and tried to grab her in a sexual way,’ mother Chiquita Lockett said. ‘Why would he be suspended for two days?’ she continued.
Lockett said the Principal of Brookside Elementary called her Wednesday to say the incident was a form of “sexual harassment.”
A local broadcast pointed out the irony that the fourth grader was being accused of sexual harassment, even though he does not know what the term means.
A school representative for the district, located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, said that the details of the suspension were not available. She was quoted as saying to local reporters that the incident related to ‘inappropriate behavior after making inappropriate statements.
Matthew Wilder, spokesman for the Boston public schools, declined to comment on the incident or why it has been classified as a possible case of sexual harassment. He said officials do not discuss confidential student information.
The highlight of the issue is that the boy was not saying anything to the teacher; he just spoke to his friend commenting his teacher’s beauty. He just said “cute” and nothing more. Also, it was not that teacher whom the boy commented, complained to the Principal. It was a substitute teacher standing outside the classroom who overheard him and reported to the Principal.