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Six-Year-Old Suspended Over Kiss
WKBW ^ | 1-6-08 | Ginger Geoffery

Posted on 01/10/2008 10:40:04 AM PST by Snickering Hound

The incident apparently happened last month. A six-year-old girl was seen kissing a second grade boy several times while they were riding in the school bus, and the boy was seen kissing her back. The girl's actions landed her in some hot water as her parents were called into the principal's office, and the girl was reportedly suspended from riding the bus for three days. The family could not be reached for comment on Sunday, but other parents in Alexander think school officials overreacted.

"I completely disagree with the punishment that was given and I would do something about it if I was the parent," says Sarah Smith, an Alexander Central School graduate with a young daughter of her own.

Many parents believe, given the young ages of the students, a better approach would have been to simply sit down with the children and talk to them, "And say when you are in school it's not appropriate to kiss boys when you are in school, but find out from her exactly how it was meant and I'm sure as in this case it was a child being affectionate to another child, not anything sexual," says Smith.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: discipline; education; publiceducation; publicschools; schools; zerotolerance

1 posted on 01/10/2008 10:40:05 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

Better than being suspended over pit.


2 posted on 01/10/2008 10:41:41 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Hillary ... a product whose sell-by date has passed" (OMG, I'm quoting Shrum))
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To: Snickering Hound

Don’t they know that sex is allowed and encouraged in school but anything as mundane as a hug or a kiss is verbotten.


3 posted on 01/10/2008 10:41:48 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Snickering Hound
Good thing Slick Willie isn’t a kid nowadays. He’d be suspended so many times he’d never get through school.
4 posted on 01/10/2008 10:42:06 AM PST by tips up
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To: Snickering Hound

“A six-year-old girl was seen kissing a second grade boy”

A second grade boy is also six years old. I think the author was trying to create a different allusion.


5 posted on 01/10/2008 10:42:14 AM PST by edcoil
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To: Snickering Hound

Geeze. They would throw me in jail if I were a child these days.

I was the “Queen of the Cootie Kissers” in first grade. Life was never so good as when we ran a boy down and “locked” him under the elephant slide. :p


6 posted on 01/10/2008 10:42:18 AM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee’s foreign policy experience consists of eating at the International House of Pancakes.)
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To: Politicalmom

lol


7 posted on 01/10/2008 10:43:10 AM PST by kimmie7 (this year i will turn ffff....ffo........foooort.........i can't say it. i'll just be 20. twice.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Home school

With the article, I think the school systems are largely overgrowing what they can and can’t do.

As for the kiss... lucky guy. I’m still waiting for mine.


8 posted on 01/10/2008 10:43:51 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: edcoil

What is this world coming to?


9 posted on 01/10/2008 10:44:22 AM PST by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: driftdiver

Don’t they know that sex is allowed and encouraged in school but anything as mundane as a hug or a kiss between a boy and girl is verbotten.

Fixed

=)


10 posted on 01/10/2008 10:44:24 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: Politicalmom

Heck, nobody ever did that to me.


11 posted on 01/10/2008 10:45:03 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: Snickering Hound

Whee is all of this going to lead?


12 posted on 01/10/2008 10:45:27 AM PST by A. Morgan (Each terrorist we kill lowers the carbon foot print of the war.)
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To: edcoil

Not that it makes any difference, but many children turn six shortly after entering kindergarten these days, since the moved the day you must be five years old forward from Dec 1 to Sept 1.


13 posted on 01/10/2008 10:45:31 AM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee’s foreign policy experience consists of eating at the International House of Pancakes.)
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To: wastedyears

That’s sad.

Those were the days....


14 posted on 01/10/2008 10:46:05 AM PST by Politicalmom (Huckabee’s foreign policy experience consists of eating at the International House of Pancakes.)
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To: Snickering Hound

If she kissed another girl it would have been fine.


15 posted on 01/10/2008 10:50:00 AM PST by synbad600
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To: Snickering Hound
A six-year-old girl was seen kissing a second grade boy several times while they were riding in the school bus, and the boy was seen kissing her back.

Ewwwwww! He kissed a girl! Cooties! Cooties! Cooties!


16 posted on 01/10/2008 10:50:10 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: edcoil

A second grade boy could easily be 8 with the way that ages in school go now-a-days. Not that it matters...


17 posted on 01/10/2008 10:52:03 AM PST by Kaylee Frye (everything's shiny)
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To: Snickering Hound
The voters who elected Hillary are the same voters who elected the School Board whose policies are being carried out.

The responsibility lies with the voters, if not why vote?

18 posted on 01/10/2008 10:52:16 AM PST by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: Snickering Hound

Stupid stupid stupid....

My son, who is now 6, got in trouble on the bus for almost this same kind of thing.

Apparently, he was “harassing” other girls on the bus because he wanted to hug and kiss them. These are the same girls that he attends daycare with.

This whole crap about suspending 6 year olds because they kiss or hug another kid is over the line and it infuriates me what our society has come to. I think simply telling them to stop and discussing them it’s not appropriate is enough.


19 posted on 01/10/2008 10:55:28 AM PST by Lucky9teen (“A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.” Harry Truman)
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To: Snickering Hound
...the boy was seen kissing her back.

That's quite advanced for a little guy. When I was that age, I never thought of kissing a girl anywhere other than on the lips.

20 posted on 01/10/2008 10:58:49 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Hillary Clinton: Cankles, Cackle, and Cuckold.)
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To: Mark was here

So if you please get on your knees
There are no bills, there are no fees
Baby, I know what your problem is
The first step of the cure is a kiss

That first KISS, its a slippery slope I tell ya!

21 posted on 01/10/2008 11:01:06 AM PST by cschroe
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To: Snickering Hound

Hate to break it to you folks but there’s a lot more than kissing going on in the lower grades. You wouldn’t believe. There are stories teachers could tell you that would curl your hair.


22 posted on 01/10/2008 11:05:09 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: driftdiver

From the days of the one-room school house boys and girls have been trying out kissing one another just to see what it’s like.

Too bad that won’t be allowed anymore.


23 posted on 01/10/2008 11:05:34 AM PST by Apple Blossom (...around here, city hall is something of a between meals snack.)
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To: Snickering Hound
Every time I come to FreeRepulic, I hang my head in shame wondering if folks will ever find out...

It was many years ago.  It was a different time in America.  Kids were innocent.   They didn't deserve to be accosted.

Television didn't expose those kids to as much mayhem as it does today, not that we watched that much of it.  Sex was verboten and even the violence paled in comparison with today's offerings.

In that environment, it was even more unacceptable to do what I did.

There she was, cute as a button.  Her name was Ginger Lauber.  She had bright eyes, a constant bubbly smile and my adoration.  She was the cutest thing I'd ever seen.

We were both seven and in the first grade.  Mrs. Grace Ely was our teacher.

One day I couldn't take it any longer.  I snapped.  I ran over and kissed her on the cheek.  I was the happiest kid in the world.

The next day my brother and her brothers came over to me on the swings to explain that I shouldn't do that.  My first affair was over.

I look back and smile at the thought of my brother, my grandparents, my dad and step mom, my aunts all singing "Oh it's Ginger Lauber in the springtime..." to the tune of a song I can no longer remember.  I didn't like being kidded about liking someone.  The emotions I felt for little Miss Lauber were sweet, innocent, caring...  I really liked her.

Imagine being kicked out of school for liking someone.  I don't think little boys should be allowed to accost some little girl at will, but we are talking about six and seven year old children.  The little boys and girls will have innocent impulses to express their affection.  They may kiss the object of their affection.  And they should be talked to about it nicely.  It should be explained that little girls (or boys) shouldn't have to be kissed by against their will.

I don't know what the answer is, but I'm rather certain that expulsion for the fist kiss isn't it.  I look back on that time and smile about it now.  I can't imagine how it would have felt to have been expelled from school for it at the age of six or seven.

We've really turned into some kind of society haven't we.
24 posted on 01/10/2008 11:09:08 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: A. Morgan

as the old joke goes, it could lead to dancing.


25 posted on 01/10/2008 11:14:19 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (I think I'll buy everyone a carbon credit for Christmas.)
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To: NonValueAdded
A six-year-old girl was seen kissing a second grade boy

Now, if she'd been kissing another little girl,...that would have been perfectly okay in today's schools.

26 posted on 01/10/2008 11:15:59 AM PST by Ranger Drew
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To: Snickering Hound

Oh, come on!

This is ridiculous. On one hand they encourage gay sex orgies in high school locker rooms, OTOH they SUSPEND a first grader for playing and kissing?

At WORST, it warranted a phone call home to make sure the parents knew what happened to allow them to deal with it, IF THEY FELT THEY EVEN HAD TO.


27 posted on 01/10/2008 11:20:06 AM PST by RockinRight (Huck(abee, not the Freeper Huck) Sucks.)
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To: Snickering Hound

It’s definitely a double standard that this little girl is being suspended when there was a big scandal about a young boy that was suspended a few years ago over an innocent kiss. People should be jumping to the little girl’s defense to counter the politically correct crowd’s growing control over society. Part of the outrage then was feminist tyranny, which has been a pressure cooker situation for more than a few decades, but this is just as bad.


28 posted on 01/10/2008 11:27:44 AM PST by TheThinker (Hollywood: The Democrats Propaganda Arm)
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To: TigersEye

lmao! Good thing I don’t have to worry about Sassy kissing boys...my bigger fear is her kicking them. EFG ~Pandy~


29 posted on 01/10/2008 11:42:23 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: cschroe

Perhaps everyone on the bus could have used some Cold Gin.


30 posted on 01/10/2008 12:12:58 PM PST by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: lowbridge

My 5 year old had to stand next to a girl in the school play for Christmas. He looked miserable up there. Later, I asked him why, and he said it was because people might be laughing at him standing next to a girl. I can’t imagine if he got kissed by one.


31 posted on 01/10/2008 12:44:58 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: pandoraou812

She better not kiss any boys or I’ll come out there and kick her! ; )


32 posted on 01/10/2008 12:54:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: TigersEye

I will tell her as soon as she comes in from playing with the boys. I think they have more to worry about her kicking them kissing them. She can outrun them & doesn’t cry when she falls like some of those sissy boys ( as she calls them lol) do...They get mad at her because she can out climb them in the trees too. Shaking my head at Sassy & wondering when the kissing is going to start.


33 posted on 01/10/2008 12:59:50 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: Mark was here

They also forgot the no Love Gun in a school zone laws.


34 posted on 01/10/2008 1:14:21 PM PST by cschroe
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To: Snickering Hound

Barney Fife: “Nip it in the bud! You got to nip it in the bud! ... Nip it! You go read any book you want on the subject of child discipline, and you’ll find that every one of ‘em is in favor of bud-nippin’... Only one way to take care of it.”

Andy Taylor: “Nip it.”

Fife: “In the bud.”

/P


35 posted on 01/10/2008 1:36:29 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: pandoraou812
Oh you are mean. You're going to tell Sassy I said I was going to kick her?

It's the kissing that leads to most of the kicking I have found. ;^P

36 posted on 01/10/2008 1:59:50 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: beaversmom
My 5 year old had to stand next to a girl in the school play for Christmas. He looked miserable up there. Later, I asked him why, and he said it was because people might be laughing at him standing next to a girl. I can’t imagine if he got kissed by one.

In the 3rd grade, our class did a play. I lucked out. I got to stand next to the girl I had a big crush on. :-)

37 posted on 01/10/2008 7:52:37 PM PST by lowbridge
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