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Girl's mother praises boy's kissing suspension

By: The Associated Press
December 11, 2013 Updated: December 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm
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School officials in Cañon City are accusing the boy of sexual harassment and they want it on his school record. (Courtesy KRDO)

 

CANON CITY — The mother of a girl involved in the case of a 6-year-old Colorado boy who was suspended for giving a classmate unwanted kisses says the school did the right thing.

The girl's mother, Jade Masters-Ownbey, told the Canon City Daily Record on Wednesday that the school district did a "great job" protecting her daughter from repeated harassment from the boy.

First-grader Hunter Yelton was given a two-day suspension, with a sexual harassment infraction on his discipline record. The boy's mother said the "sexual harassment" mark was too harsh.

But Masters-Ownbey says the kissing was "not once, but over and over." School officials insist the boy was repeatedly warned and that the punishment was warranted.

No criminal charges have been brought against the boy.

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