9 Year Old Boy Suspended for Calling Teacher ‘Cute’

This has to be the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard all day. A nine year old boy was suspended by his school in North Carolina for calling his teacher “cute.” I wish I was making this up.

The boy’s mother, Chiquita Lockett, said the principal of Brookside Elementary in Gastonia called her after the incident to say the comment was a form of “sexual harassment.”

“It’s not like he went up to the woman and tried to grab her or touch her in a sexual way,” Lockett said. “So why would he be suspended for two days?”

According to the station, a district spokeswoman said she could not go into detail, but said the boy was suspended for “inappropriate behavior” after making “inappropriate statements.”

The district’s Code of Conduct doesn’t list “inappropriate behavior,” but says “disruption of school” is punishable by five days of out-of-school suspension. (Read More)

Good grief, what next?