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Kisser, 6, Suspended as Sexual Harasser

September 25, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A 6-year-old boy who kissed a girl on the cheek was suspended from a Lexington, N.C., school on the grounds of sexual harassment. Jackie Prevette said the school overreacted to an innocent peck on the cheek by banishing her son, Johnathan, to a separate room. Johnathan said the girl asked him to kiss her and that he was expressing friendship, according to his mother. District spokeswoman Jane Martin said the policy is clear: "A 6-year-old kissing another 6-year-old is inappropriate behavior. Unwelcome is unwelcome at any age."

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