Kid accused of sex harassment!
"They said they learned a lesson, and they said they will go over the rules to change things," she said. The boy was suspended for three days.Updated: Feb 14, 2006 11:58 IST
A 6-year-old boy who was suspended after being accused of sexually harassing a classmate transferred to a new school after officials apologized to his parents.
Officials at Downey Elementary School apologized at a meeting on Thursday, said the boy's mother, Berthena Dorinvil. The boy transferred to another school on Friday.
"They said they learned a lesson, and they said they will go over the rules to change things," she said.
The boy was suspended January 30 for three days after school officials said he put his fingers under a female student's waistband.
Dorinvil had called the suspension outrageous and said she couldn't even explain the accusation to her son because of his age. Brockton schools define sexual harassment among students, in part, as "uninvited physical contact such as touching, hugging, patting or pinching."
School officials had refused to transfer the boy, so the parents enlisted the help of an educational advocate.
"I'm pleased that a resolution was arrived at mutually," Superintendent Basan N. Nembirkow.
First Published: Feb 11, 2006 20:53 IST