Students Accused of Sexual Harassment?
December 17, 2013By Christian Jones of South Houston High School
Lately, numerous news stories of children being charged with sexual harassment have been popping up on our television screens. Innocent children, with innocent intentions, are being suspended from their schools, risking their futures. The definition of sexual harassment has been placed below:
Harassment (typically of a woman) in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks.
Last week, a six year old first-grader Hunter Yelton was suspended for kissing a female student on the hand. Not only was he suspended from his elementary school, the school charged him with sexual harassment, which will appear on his record. According to Hunter's mother, Jennifer Saunders, the girl involved was fine with it, because she and Hunter referred to themselves as "boyfriend and girlfriend". Saunders is currently trying to get the school board to reconsider removing the term "sexual harassment" from Hunter's record.
This week, high school senior Sam McNair, was also suspended, for an entire year, and accused of sexual harassment for simply hugging his teacher. April McNair, Sam's mother, says that he was attempting to get a football scholarship, but it unable due to his new record.
"I have five months left in my senior year. I don't see why they would take that away from me," said Sam.
Could this happen right here in Pasadena ISD? Comment below with your thoughts!