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US boy suspended for sexual harassment after calling teacher 'cute'

A nine-year-old boy in the US was suspended by his school, when he told a friend that he thought his teacher was 'cute'. Fourth grader Emanyea Lockett was accused of 'sexual harassment', after a substitute teacher at School overheard the remark, told the principal, who then suspended the boy for two days.

world Updated: Dec 05, 2011 14:59 IST

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A nine-year-old boy in the US was suspended by his school, when he told a friend that he thought his teacher was 'cute'.

Fourth grader Emanyea Lockett was accused of 'sexual harassment', after a substitute teacher at School overheard the remark, told the principal, who then suspended the boy for two days.

"I was talking to my friend and I said Miss Taylor was cute," the Daily Mail quoted Emanyea as telling local WSOC news.

"That's all I said," he said.

Meanwhile, Emanyea's mother, Chiquita Lockett, thinks that the punishment meted out to her son is far more severe than the crime.

"It's not like he went up to the woman and tried to grab her in a sexual way,"

"Why would he be suspended for two days?" she said.

First Published: Dec 05, 2011 14:53 IST

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