The school that charged six-year-old Hunter Yelton had sexually harassed a girl in his first grade class has dropped the claim, according to Yahoo! News on Thursday. Hunter is free to attend school again.
The superintendent of Canon City Schools decided to drop the sexual harassment claim on Wednesday after having talked with the young boy’s parents about the Dec. 4 incident in which the boy kissed a female student on the hand.
The mother of the boy, Jennifer Saunders, maintains that her son had an innocent crush on the girl he kissed during his reading group work.
However, Jade Masters-Ownbey – the mother of the girl subjected to the kiss – said h daughter was kissed over and over again by the boy without her permission. The girl’s mother actually supported the suspension.
Masters-Ownbey wrote in her Facebook that that little boy had kissed her daughter “not once – but over and over.” She claims that the boy planted the kisses on her without her permission – by sneaking up on her.
Word is that the boy had already had an in-school suspension for kissing the same girl on the cheek in the past.
While Saunders says she understands the most recent suspension of her son, she found the sexual harassment label to be unwarranted. She says that the sexual harassment label has her six-year-old son now asking questions such as “What is sex, mommy?”
Initially, the school defended the sexual harassment claim because the school district vehemently prohibits unwelcome touching.”